There are several steps to get your backhand to the best it can be, but it all starts with your preparation. The two most important aspects of the backhand are:
- Get your racket up early. Early preparation is a key to success, as it will allow you to execute your shot when you are comfortable. This position should be where you begin your swing phase of the backhand.
- Imagining your pushing someone away with your racket can attain the racket up position. There should be a slight bend in the elbow, with the wrist cocked. This should form a diamond position.
To see this at work, see the image below.
One of the handiest ways to ensure early and proper racket position, is to PRACTICE! To learn more about how to better your backhand and to get more advice about to how to have excellent technique, contact us for a private lesson or for group training classes today!
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