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[tennisbiz] Re: Combined double handed and one handed backhands

From: Miguel A. Hernandez <mhernande_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue 20 Aug 2002 21:20:12 -0700 (PDT)

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.

Miguel

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


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