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How to Pick between One-Handed & Two-Handed Tennis Backhand

Learn how to pick between a one-handed and two-handed tennis backhand from tennis pro Angelina Zdorovytska in this Howcast video.

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Hi, my name is Angelina Zdorovytska. Right now we're in the beautiful city of Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. I started playing tennis when I was 7 years old. I was ranked number 1 tennis player in the Ukraine. 350 in the world ranking. I run my own business; it's besttennisever.com. I train very good players. Also, I train beginners, intermediate players. Tennis is my life and my passion. I'd like to tell you how to hit the 2-handed backhand and the 1-handed backhand and choose whichever is better for you.

For the 2-handed backhand, you're gonna have little bit more control and you're gonna support your racket with two hands, which is, you don't need to have a very strong wrist. With the 1-handed backhand, uh, you just, you need to have a very strong wrist to be able to hold the racket. And you're not going to have as much control as you do on the 2-handed back.

So I would recommend if you're a beginner, I would say do the 2-handed backhand, and it's going to give you more control over the tennis ball. And once you get better, you know, you can start hitting the 1-handed one. And basically, the difference is that, you know, you just have to, you know, let the arm go, and you're going to have a wide rendering here of the motion.

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