Ask Dominic Thiem. And Günter Bresnik.
Here’s a very short answer from him:
Or start your tennis learning just with single-handed.
Ask Federer. Ask Wawrinka. Ask Thiem.
Also ask Djokovic (elbow) and Murray (hip) – earning long-time injuries just because of playing double-handed backhand. And many others. Because the most player use these days double-handed backhand. Why?
The reasons are quite simple.
You don’t need outstanding timing, swing and feeling. You can learn it easier and faster. And a professional tennis player is a product. And in the business time-to-market rules. So let kids to be ready to pay the investment back as soon as possible. No matter their careers will be short and full of injuries.
And double-handed backhand is more stable, can easier generate power (this is why women use it with not much exceptions – all SHB women are either retired or close to retire).
But it is not natural. Look on hands on the racket’s handle for a double-handed backhand and how the additional. left hand (for righties) is bent. And how the upper-body and shoulders’ position looks like. And how more flexible is the shot performed with one hand.
Single-handed backhand – something for GREATS only 🙂
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