To win a sports competition, you must have the appropriate defence and attack techniques or, to be precise, know what the backhand technique is in lawn tennis.
Preparing for a backhand in tennis
A stroke made with the back with the back of the hand is called a backhand in tennis. The backhand is the basics that you should pay attention to from the very beginning of training. To learn it, you need to properly train your own body.
Among the reasons that make it difficult to work out a strike it’s relevant to point out:
- Unnatural movement for the body. A two-handed backhand is unusual for the body if the person is right-handed. Therefore, before performing such a blow, you should develop the body.
- Technique ignored by coaches. Oddly enough, most coaches believe that in tennis, the right-hand shot is the main thing that should be paid attention to and therefore the backhand receives much less practice. After all, it turns out that one move is developed significantly better than the other. While the forehand is excellent, the backhand is not very good, they often say.
However, a well-developed backhand in many cases is the key to success. The technique will allow you to maintain defence against almost all opponent’s attacks that are specifically sent in the wrong direction.
To prepare a blow, you should first develop your arm. The left hand of a tennis player is just as important as the right hand, and given the above, perhaps more so. After all, the opponent may not know that you have a well-practiced backhand.
Technique of performing a stroke in tennis
Although the word “backhand” has the part “hand” in singular, it can be performed with one or two hands.
Important: a serious mistake is made by those novice tennis players who, without developing their body muscles to an acceptable level, switch to the practice of one-handed backhand. As a result, the handling is disrupted, and the ball may not fly at all where the athlete intended.
Moreover, even a racket can fall out of the hands of novice table tennis athletes.
However, such a strike has advantages:
- More coverage of the court. If you hold the racket with one hand, you can even reach distant balls. Therefore, athletes who practice such strikes move less on the field and save their strength.
- Greater naturalness in comparison with a two-handed blow.
When hitting with one hand, the athlete holds the edge of the handle.
Backhand with one or two hands
Different athletes choose their own playing technique. Some people find it easier with one hand, others with two.
Among the advantages of a two-handed backhand are:
- Increased power. The blow is much more powerful, and it is difficult for the opponent to handle it. This strategy is suitable for those who prefer to go on the attack, first of all, and pay less attention to the defence.
- Increased stability in sending the ball. It’s also suitable for those who prefer an attacking style of play.
At the same time, a two-handed strike imposes additional requirements on the athlete. First of all, it takes a lot of splitting. Since a two-handed shot covers a smaller area of the court, it requires the ability to run well and quickly.
In lawn tennis, it is necessary to develop not only the hands but also the strong legs, which imposes additional requirements for the athlete. However, the result is a more harmoniously developed and versatile athlete compared to what would be with a one-handed backhand.