Hi my name is Lincoln Ward I’m a USPTA certified
teaching pro here at Austin Texas, with Lone Star Tennis Company. Today we are going to
talk about how to hit a two handed back hand ground stroke. The first thing you want to
do is close your body off to the court. There’s two different ways to stand in tennis. Open
stance and close stance. Any time you hit a two handed back hand, you really have to
stand close stance. Which means perpendicular to the baseline. When you first turn your
feet sideways, your shoulders will also turn and you will turn, you’ll continue turning
those shoulders until you have to look over your shoulder to the tennis ball. If you are
a soccer player and had a number eleven jersey on, you have eleven on the front and eleven
on the back, you would want to show your opponents just one of the number ones on your back.
When you go to contact the ball, you wait for the ball to bounce, step forward into
the ball with your leading foot, reach forward to make contact over that foot and follow
through, throwing the racket over your shoulder like a sack of potatoes. That’s pretty much
how you hit a back handed ground stroke in tennis. I’m Lincoln Ward thanks a lot.