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A New Teaching Method:
Two Handed Backhand Backswings

John Yandell

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In the last article we saw the universal commonalities in the preparation on the two handed backhand - the use of the feet and the body in the turn and set up. (Click Here.) Now let's see the backswing variations, with virtually every top player creating their own interpretations. If there are so many differences how important are they? And is there one type of backswing motion all players at all levels should use as a model?

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John Yandell is widely acknowledged as one of the leading videographers and students of the modern game of professional tennis. His high speed filming for Advanced Tennis and Tennisplayer have provided new visual resources that have changed the way the game is studied and understood by both players and coaches. He has done personal video analysis for hundreds of high level competitive players, including Justine Henin-Hardenne, Taylor Dent and John McEnroe, among others.

In addition to his role as Editor of Tennisplayer he is the author of the critically acclaimed book Visual Tennis. The John Yandell Tennis School is located in San Francisco, California.