A New Teaching Method:
Two Handed Backhand Preparation

John Yandell


The real preparation on the two-handed backhand starts with a body turn. The old idea of get your racket back is a disaster. Here is what the top players really do and what you should model with the shoulders, the hips and the feet. Including the footwork patterns to make this happen anywhere on the court. And the critical timing of the preparation in relation to the bounce of the ball.

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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.


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