How to practice the fundamentals for all stances of all strokes: Mastering The Stances
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When hitting backhands we use both rotation and weight transfer (linear) and this video explains these two fundamentals in more detail.
Neutral stance is the most common stance from which we hit one-handed backhands as it gives us the most power and consistency.
The closed stance is not recommended for forehands or two-handed backhands but we can play one-handed backhands just fine from it.
You should try to avoid open stance one-handed backhands but if you do end up in that position you still need to play a solid shot.
Basic footwork patterns allow you to move very efficiently around the court and not waste time trying to come up with the right footwork.
How do you recover from a wide position on the court after hitting a one-handed backhand? Follow this footwork pattern...
Moving backwards is always a challenge on all groundstrokes so do check how to optimize your footwork for very deep balls.
Moving forward has to be done well since a short ball presents you with an opportunity to dictate the rally. Here's how to practice...
What about balls hit right at you? What kind of footwork is most efficient? I know you have a great video on using fewer steps, but I cannot find it.
Hi Tomaz, Please disregard my question. I discovered the answer – take one step back and to the side then swing away.
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