Published: 03 Feb 2007 - 04:28 by gregzilla
Updated: 24 Sep 2008 - 16:16
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My backhand drive is by far my worst shot. Not very accurate, not very much power, etc. If I am able to be moving forward while hitting it, it is ok. My backhand drops are good. Strangely, even when I am digging deep out of the corner, I am usually able to flick it high and tight. It seems when I am behind the service box and not really able to step into it that it deserts me. It seems to me that I am either not coming around fast enough or my wrist is bending as most of my bad shots hit the sidewall then the front. Leaving me high and dry. Sometimes when I am court alone, I can get into a groove and hit 20 nice ones in a row. Other times they are all over the place. I am not sure how I should be holding my wrist. Looking at shots of the pros, they are doing all sorts of crazy things, my wrist doesn't even bend that way ;). For example:
Is this a good or bad example?
I saw this shot on the web:
and tried swinging like that. Felt much better, but maybe slicing too much? Any assistance from all the fine coaches here would be great :). This is the biggest hole in my game, I think. I am usually the first to make a loose shot on the backhand side, then have to run like crazy to make up for it. I guess that keeps me in shape, but I'd like to running like crazy against better opponents :)
ps Rita, I still can not use the link button. Using Firefox 2.0 on Mac.
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