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Two Hand Backhand Grip

- Continental (Right)

- Semi-Western (Left)

- Used for Two Hand Backhand


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Backswing Details...

1. Chin directly over front shoulder.

2. Racket head tilted up slightly.

3. Arms up and off the body as hands extend away from body.

4. Top hand holds racket slightly tighter than bottom hand.

5. Hips turned sideways.

6. Front foot is sideways throughout.

7. First step is usually left foot, followed by right foot to turn sideways.

8. Right arm straightens out at racket's lowest point during swing.

9. Swing is continuous as hands drop racket head.

10. Weight begins to shift to front foot.

11. Back toes drag slightly as weight shifts to front foot.

12. Butt cap points to ball and wrist bends as racket begins its swing.

13. Hands and wrists break allowing the racket head to drop to its lowest point.

14. Racket leads to the ball with the butt cap.

15. Left wrist is flared out (similar to forehand) during stroke.

16. The racket head is always below the ball and swings up to the contact point.

17. Front foot remains sideways, keeping the hip from opening up.

Contact Point

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Contact Point Details...

18. Left arm remains in "crooked arm position" (similar to forehand) through the contact point.

19. Left hand controls racket as swing starts toward ball.

20. The palm is behind the grip, driving through the ball.

21. Front knee remains bent as weight shifts to front leg.

22. Left shoulder should be higher than right as player leans into shot.

23. Right wrist begins to straighten as the racket accelerates through the ball.

​24. Head and eyes stay on the contact point.

25. Racket head should be at full speed through the contact point.

26. Head stays still before, during and after stroke.

27. Contact point should be roughly about one foot in front of body (depending on height, arm length and grip).

Follow Through

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Follow Through Details...

28. Head stays sideways after the contact point.

29. Racket swings low to high through the contact point.

30. Left hand extends racket through the ball and out to the target.

31. Hands turn over through the follow through as if turning a steering wheel or opening a vault.

32. Left elbow points to target on follow through.

33. Right elbow acts as a fulcrum and remains pointing down during stroke.

34. Left hip opens up as core twists.

35. Weight finishes on front leg with body completely balanced and with the ability to "freeze".

36. Right foot remains sideways throughout the follow through.

37. Toes should be touching the ground on follow through.

38. Right elbow is pointing down on finish.

39. Racket should fully finish over shoulder.

40. Shoulders should be fully open with chest pointing to target or slightly beyond.