New Issue
  Advanced Tennis
  Stroke Archive
  Patterns Archive
  HighSpeed Archives
  Famous Coaches
  Classic Lessons
  Tech in Teaching
  The Heavy Ball
  Tour Strokes
  Your Strokes
  Physical Training
  Mental Game
  Teaching Systems
  High Performance
  Future Stars
  Tennis Science
  Tennis History
  Tour Portraits
  Features and Notes
  Ultimate Links
  Contact Support
  Privacy Policy

1-2 Rhythm:
The Single-Handed Backhand

Nick Wheatley

Printable Version

Like other groundstrokes, the one-handed backhand is hit with 1-2 Rhythm.

In the first two articles in this series we have looked at a timing concept called 1-2 Rhythm, first for the forehand (Click Here) and then for the two-handed backhand (Click Here).

Does the same concept apply on the one-handed drive? Yes.

What Is it?

1-2 Rhythm breaks down tennis strokes into two parts. Part 1 is the set-up phase which is slower and feels smooth and deliberate. Part 2 is the execution phase, which is faster and has a feeling of explosion and high energy.

The concept isn't based on the analysis of technical elements, which sometimes can lead to paralysis. 1-2 Rhythm overcomes the paralysis issue by creating a different modality for activating strokes on court.

Want to study the rest of this article?

Click Here to Subscribe!

Tennisplayer Forum
Let's Talk About this Article!

Share Your Thoughts with our Subscribers and Authors!

Click Here