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Polish your backhand skills
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Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva uses the two-handed backhand
Opponents will often hit a shot to your backhand as it's considered the weaker flank.

So if you can make your backhand as strong as your forehand then you will have a distinct advantage.

But there are a number of ways you can approach the backhand shot.


Justine Henin-Hardenne
ONE-HANDED BACKHAND
Watch Justine Henin-Hardenne to see grace in motion.

Maria Sharapova
TWO-HANDED BACKHAND
If you need more strength then add another hand.

Roger Federer
BACKHAND SLICE
This shot can help you attack the net or slow the rally down.


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