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[tennisbiz] 2 handed backhand

From: Paul Dale <pauldaletennis_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Wed 15 May 2002 23:51:38 +0100 (BST)

<x-charset iso-8859-1>Greetings,

I'm really surprised that we are still hearing
negative talk in the coaching community about
two-handed backhands.

The two-hander gives you greater security/ stability
on the higher balls as well as the return of serve.
As for those who say that two-handed players can't hit
backhand volleys, underspin or half volleys, it's the
coach's job to teach the player these shots! The best
exponent of the volley I ever coached, played with
with a two-handed backhand.

The question to be asked of any technique is can it
work in a variety of situations, under pressure, on
any surface, and be placed where you need it.

Reach on two-handed shots. If you can't do the above,
look for a solution. The solution may be to use a one
handed backhand, or it may be to stay with the two
hander and work on your technique with a good coach.

The biggest problem in tennis today? It's not two
handed shots, I think it's the fact that coaches coach
tennis from a technical stand point rather than a
tactical/ matchplay theory stand point. This is true
for all levels. Having the best form has never been
rewarded on the tennis scoreboard. Coaching should be
approached from a matchplay perspective right from the
first lesson.

Professionals like Agassi and Hewitt are just plain
smarter than their opponents day in, day out.

Paul Dale
Invercargill
New Zealand.

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Paul Dale
Tennis Southland
Invercargill, New Zealand

Tel: (64-03) 214-7167
email: pauldaletennis_at_yahoo.com
web site: http://www.pauldaletennis.com
 
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Received on Thu May 16 2002 - 00:10:40 CDT


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