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Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong Dec 30, 2010. 23 Replies

A lot of discussion is going on about which backhand is better:one handed or two handed? So far I have never read someone stating that one or the other one is better;they always state disadvantages…Continue

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Tim Prapong replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"I have to say I disagree alot with what is characterized in the one hander. I do not have to take more time to prepare if I use the Laver style backhand with the more open stance. I also use this fire away at balls on the run and on the rise. If I…"
Dec 30, 2010
ETKhan replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"Ive always felt that whatever you have in your arsenal is what you use.  I never practiced the one handed back hand, I always practiced a 2.  in college, ppl would say, the 1 handed is more professional...but in reality, with proper…"
Dec 30, 2010
Rob Billeaud replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"I think the fact that Justine Henin, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Novak Djokovic (who can go either way depending upon whether he wants slice or topspin) would take issue with that. To categorically state that one is definitively better than the…"
Dec 30, 2010
Mark / The Mayor replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"Thanks for the vids. I like both these backhands but I gotta say that the top player (with the 2-hander) seems to need help with his legs during the follow thru. very weird the way that his feet end up so together. Speaking of weird - how about…"
Nov 30, 2009
Gary Sakuma replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"Here's a nice Two hander here's a nice one hander I do admit there is room for argument--I like two hands because the game is a baselining game in the juniors especially for little ones--BUT I have seen some small kids age 7 with nice…"
Nov 28, 2009
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Nov 25, 2009
Damir Popadic replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"CONCLUSION One handed backhand can be very effective stroke but needs that all conditions are met to its fullest(strong wrist,arm, and shoulder,complete shoulder turn,full circular backswing,very precise positioning,stepping into the ball,optimal…"
Nov 17, 2009
Damir Popadic replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"ONE HANDED BACKHAND SLICE AS MANDATORY Although it is obvious that the two hander is the stroke of modern tennis as obvious is that one handed backhand slice (in spite of the fact that topspin rotation dominates slice rotation) is must.The game of…"
Nov 16, 2009
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"Umm added note. Pete switched from a two to a one. "
Nov 15, 2009
Tennis Doc replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"so the world's best or greatest players have been two-handed backhand players?? Sampras-NO Federer-NO"
Nov 14, 2009
Damir Popadic replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"THE DESCRIPTION OF THE TWO One handed bachand: 1. less stable racket at the moment of impact 2. needs more time to prepare 3. less controlled backswing 4. full backswing is almost a must 5. the point of contact has to be ahead and to the left of…"
Nov 14, 2009
Damir Popadic replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"THE TRENDS IN MODERN TENNIS To further value one or the other;it is very important to give a few hints where the game of tennis is heading to: - newcomers will be physically stronger compared to todays players (faster,more powerful,more agile)…"
Nov 12, 2009
Gary Sakuma replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"there are so many things that are different "
Nov 11, 2009
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"Thats why america is number one in tennis right because of lame single minded ideology. "CoachV's motto: There is no right or wrong way to hit the ball.!" there has only been one other person in my life time that had the exact same…"
Nov 11, 2009
Damir Popadic replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"THE COMPARISON OF THE TWO At first I am going to explain few well known myths about one and the other Easier to learn- two handed backhand is easier to learn (children have no such strength of wrist ,arm ,and shoulder so it is difficult for them…"
Nov 11, 2009
Michael Maidens replied to Damir Popadic's discussion 'Two -Handed Backhand is Superior to One Handed Backhand'
"Yes, I agree. Flatter players = bigger grip "
Nov 10, 2009

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I used to be very good tennis player, and now I am excellent tennis coach.
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Damir Popadic's Articles

Once in the Lifetime Chance

Posted on October 24, 2009 at 3:30am 0 Comments

As you can see I have had tremendous drive to succeed as a player and as a tennis coach as well.I still have otherwise I would not educate myself on daily basis.



During the time period I was with that player under 14 whom I brought from number 10 to number one in less than one year I realized that if I want to bring somebody to professional tennis I have to start to teach him/her from very beginning.Why is that? By coaching that player I saw that is almost impossible or impossible to… Continue

Me as a Tennis Coach

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Me as a Tennis Coach

From “Me as a Tennis Player” is obvious that I had tremendous drive to succeed - to become the best that I can be, but unfortunately this was not possible because I did all by myself without being coached by anyone, not to mention quality tennis coach.



In my coaching career has been a little bit better situation.My playing career ended with graduation at WSU.After, that I started to teach recreational players in one tennis club in Germany.As a tennis teacher… Continue

Me as a Tennis Player

Posted on October 17, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

I come from sport family.Both parents competed in sports (swimming, table tennis).As a young boy, I started to train swimming in a swimming club.One time I did not swim required time, and they let me go.This was the end of my swimming career, and the beginning of my tennis career.I started to play tennis rather late (12 year old).First year I was in the tennis school , but after that I was on my own.At the time, there were not good tennis teachers because tennis knowledge was very limited.Good… Continue

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