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Comment by Tim Prapong on July 22, 2012 at 1:56pm

Not hard to understand supination and use of the wrist. This is nothing new. You need to show your backhand video clip after I've shown you three of mine. Then we'll decide over the internet. I'm not coming to New York, even though it is my birthplace.

Comment by Tim Prapong on July 22, 2012 at 1:52pm

Here's my slice backhand after the inside out forehand. I do turn over the wrist a great deal in the takeback, if you look carefully. It is not a static carving of the ball.

Comment by Tim Prapong on July 22, 2012 at 1:46pm

Western topspin backhand:

Comment by Tim Prapong on July 22, 2012 at 1:45pm

Semiwestern topspin backhand:

Comment by Dr. Don R. Mueller on July 21, 2012 at 3:54pm

I’ve seen your backhand. It is a slice backhand, which when you examine the physics behind this type of backhand cannot be a powerful shot. If you want to put some mph on your backhand your will need to turn over your wrist. In this instance, you would be turning your palm up (this is referred to as supinating the wrist) as you cut through the ball. FYI: Supination of the wrist and flexion of the elbow are the two functions of the biceps muscle. If you want to challenge me, come to New York and I will put you on the radar gun (I have two of them). Then, I can show you how to put some significant mph on your backhand. This is yet another example of the Physics of Tennis, which is what I do as Professor Tennis.

Interestingly, Mr. Joe Dinoffer (a renowned tennis instructor) recently said of Professor Tennis: “You are well ahead of conventional tennis instruction in this country.”

Comment by Tim Prapong on July 21, 2012 at 11:10am

I challenge you to a match, professor. Come to my home court and we'll see who has the better backhand.

Comment by Dr. Don R. Mueller on July 21, 2012 at 10:42am

You assume that I do not possess a good backhand. You couldn't be further from the truth. Be careful when you assume. Let me spell it out for you: You may make an ASS-U-ME. In this case, more U than ME.

To set the record straight: the two-racket game not only affords the player, two forehands, but also two backhands as well. In addition to playing two-racket tennis, I play the conventional one-racket game. As a lefthander, I play with a one-hand backhand, both powerful and accurate. As a righthander, I prefer a two-hand backhand, also formidable. Years ago, I was a champion racquetball and paddleball player, using the traditional one racket. So again, be careful when you assume. You may end up being taken to school by the professor.

Comment by Tim Prapong on July 20, 2012 at 6:21pm

Something tells me your backhand isn't as good as your forehand, professor. ;)

Comment by Dr. Don R. Mueller on July 19, 2012 at 2:34pm

Two-racket Tennis:

The average person would be surprised at how little time it will take them to get the hang of the game. With two rackets in play, you feel less fatigue in the arms and you will be able to play longer and burn off more of those calories you've been hoping to do all along. It's a full-body workout.

Two-racket tennis can be played by anyone willing to give it a try. Two-racket tennis affords the player a number of practical benefits over that of conventional tennis:

(1) Hitting with power from both sides.
(2) Bigger wingspan: more easily reach those difficult shots.
(3) Avoid backhand injuries.
(4) Hand-eye coordination for both sides of the body.
(5) Less back strain.
(6) Less arm fatigue.
(7) Greater flexibility.

For more information about the two-racket game, feel free to visit my website:

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