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.