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Tennis grips
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Two-handed backhand

Beginners are encouraged to learn to play shots on the backhand side with two hands.

This grip gives extra strength and control than a one-handed grip, especially for junior players.

It is also easier to hit top spin.

On the downside, it gives you less reach and you need more time to prepare than with a single-handed shot.

So it's important if you use a two-handed backhand that you also develop a one-handed slice as another option.

The simplest way to form the doubled-handed grip is to hold the racket with your dominant hand in the shake-hands forehand grip, then add the other hand with another forehand grip.

Once you have mastered that, start to nudge your right hand grip more onto the top of the grip.

This will allow you to hit with more power and spin.

Either way, your hands should be bunched up against each other, but not overlapping.





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