Solo Feeds - Backhand

Introduction

As previously stated the basic backhand technique is not a singular basic technique but a basic swing which enables two other basic swings.  Furthermore, it is  the Backhand Open Plane Swing which the player should  learn first, as this swing is the natural initiator of the other two swings.

When learning the player should focus on the various technical apects of the swing and in particular the back swing. The player sequentially segments the swing.

The first segment (back swing) opening the face (pronation) between 30-45 degrees being the most important. 

The second segment (back swing) the approximate 30-45 degree angle is maintained at both the shoulder and top of the backswing, respectively.

The third segment (forward swing) squaring the racquet face (supination) just before or on contact.

The fourth segment (forward swing) that after completion of the swing (follow through) that the elbow point is facing the floor and the angle at the elbow is approximately 90 degrees, respectively.

It is critical that the player practises solo without a ball while segmenting the swing.

 

The Backhand Open Plane Swing

The player uses segmented ghosting when learning the swing.

Initially, the player practises without the ball. On the backswing the player focuses on maintaining the open face at an angle between 30 and 45 degrees. 

The Backhand Open To Closed Plane Swing

The player uses segmented ghosting when learning the swing.

Technically, the forward swing commences when the racquet face is completely closed. However, it is easier for the player to feel that the forward swing begins from the neural position with the rocking of the arm.

Initially, the player practises without the ball. On the backswing the player focuses on opening the face before starting to close it. 

The third swing which is enabled by the Backhand Open Plane Swing is the Backhand Open To Extended Plane Swing. Again the major focus is on the first segment opening the face, however, past 45 degrees.

The player uses segmented ghosting when learning the swing.

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Initially, the player practises without the ball. On the backswing the player focuses on opening the face past 45 degrees.

 

 

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