[tennisbiz] Re: Combined double handed and one handed backhands
In response to Carlos' response, I want to remind him that Pete
struggled in the juniors after changing from one hand to to hands,
he's not a natural one handed backhand player, but his truly one
of the best athlethes in the tour.
The reason players with two hands on the backhand don't develop a
great volley is because when you use a two handed backhand the
non-dominant hand is actually the one that hits the ball, this
means the muscles in the dominant hand don't develop as much and
that causes them to have a good forehand volley, but not a good
backhand volley. Also the volley is hit with a continental grip,
and that requires for the upper forearm muscles to be strong. The
reason most players hit good forehand and weak backhand volleys
is because they use a forehand grip for the volley.
Hope this helps.
P.S. Carlos, I'm working with PBI at the Ritz in San Juan, and
all the people that know you from there have a lot of good things
to say about you. Contact me anytime you have a chance at the hotel.
Received on Wed Aug 21 2002 - 07:47:26 CDT