This Was A Project I Did Talking About The Backhand Shot In Tennis.

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Backhand InformationForget everything you have heard about the backhand for a moment.There is too much over teaching on this shot.Now ask what the fundamentals are.*Get the ball over the net*Placement*DepthAngle*Spin*Power*And with some self-confidence you are ready to begin to work on the backhands.Variations:The backhand has many variations based upon footwork, grip and use of one or two hands. We can specify the following types of backhand strokes; Classic One Handed Backhand topspin, Open Stance Backhand topspin, Flat backhand drive, Side Spin Backhand, Low Slice Backhand, High Ball Slice Backhand, Closed stance Two Hander, Open Stance Two Hander, Two handed Lift, Two Handed Slice Backhand, One Handed Block, and Two Handed Block. We have identified 12 variations on the backhand and there are even further differences with respect to grips and point of contact. In the above each has an optimum range and acceptable range to hit the ball as well as correct footwork to establish balance. Backswings and Follow throughs can and also have variations which will be discussed.Classic One Handed Backhand TopspinThe best way to understand the one handed backhand is to determine to minimize the action. With the forehand the arm is behind the body and comes past the torso helping the action of the swing. The backhand is taken with the arm in front of the torso and does not allow for the variation of movement in the shoulder. The shoulder must act as a pivot and the arm must swing from it without wrist action. The action is simple and direct.Begin by standing on the center strip holding the racquet with both hands in front of your body as loose as possible. By letting the arms hang and the knees relax then let the torso bend forward the same degree as the upper legs to get balanced. When the body is balanced the arms can swing freely. The free flowing movement of the one handed backhand is a beautiful stroke.When setting up for a one handed backhand with a closed stance the footwork must be more perfect than most other shots. The key to getting in the optimal position is the left foot. In side stepping to the ball the left foot will plant and the body needs to pivot off this position with the...

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