A New Teaching System:
Two-Handed Backhand

John Yandell

In this article let's look at the three major two-hander stances and a couple of other variations. Should you hit open, step in, or step across? It depends on many factors. But let's see the commonalities underlying the variations, including the critical role of the outside foot set up and the role of the back leg in balancing the swing and controlling rotation.

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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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