Tennis Double Hand Backhand Techniques
Tennis double hand backhand techniques represent a good way to use the backhand, versus the single hand. The backhand is important to work on in tennis, as it is normally weaker than that of a tennis player's forehand. Take the following techniques and considerations into account for the double hand backhand.
- Begin with the double hand grip for the backhand. The grip is something that should be focused on early, in order to fully be able to work on the mechanics of the double hand backhand. Use your inside hand with an overhand grip towards the bottom of the racquet. The outside hand should be on top of the other, with an underhand type of grip.
- Get ready for the backhand by cocking the racquet slightly. You want to be able to suddenly move the racquet forward when ready, eliminating the backward motion when you should be moving your feet.
- Rotate your shoulders and body into the shot. These will help your shot with the power and rotation that you will transfer to the backhand.
- Explode with both arms into and "up" in the shot. With your shoulders and body, your arms should transfer the power and spin in the ball. The upwards motion will help place forward spin on the ball. Additionally, you don't want the ball to come too low to the net, which can add to the risk of mistakes for your backhand. With power, spin, and a smooth stroke, you will be on your way to perfecting the double hand backhand.