How to Master your tennis backhand step
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Master your backhand step. This tennis lesson video series lays out the 2 steps to a perfect backhand step. Be sure to click on video chapter 2 to view the entire tutorial.
VIDEO 1: PIVOT & SHOULDER TURN
The pivot and shoulder turn starts your backhand and you do it as soon as you realize you're hitting a backhand. The shoulder turn starts your racket take-back -- you arms haven't moved much yet.
VIDEO 2: TAKE YOUR RACKET BACK
After you pivot and turn your shoulders -- and your shoulder turn starts taking your racket back -- get the racket all the way back by using your arms as well.
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This video falls under backhands.
When you hit the tennis ball on your non-dominant side, you are hitting a backhand. You can hit a backhand two ways: with one hand or with two. Early on in your development as a player you have to choose one way or the other. There's also the slice backhand, which is almost always hit with one hand, that's used less often but is still an important shot to master.