Video:Quick Tip: Perfect the Follow-Through of a Two-Handed Backhandwith Jeff Cooper
Even though the follow-through of a two-handed backhand in tennis happens after you've hit the ball, it makes a major difference in the quality of your shot. Watch this video from About.com to learn a proper follow-through.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: Perfect the Follow-Through of a Two-Handed Backhand
Hi, I'm Jeff Cooper, here to help you perfect the follow-through on your two-handed backhand.
Information About the Follow-Through of a Two-Handed Backhand
Two-handed backhands can feel uncomfortable to a lot of players, and sometimes it's because after they hit the ball, they keep their arms too straight. If you let your arms bend after you hit the ball, it often feels a lot more comfortable.
Hand Placements for a Follow-Through of a Two-Handed Backhand
A good two-handed follow-through should end up with your hands somewhere around the height of your head, but you'll see compact swings that end up out in front like this, and you'll see really long, fast swings that wrap way around the back. All of those are acceptable.
Notes About the Follow-Through of a Two-Handed Backhand
One thing you'll see some players do that can cause some trouble is they'll let go with their left hand before they've hit the ball. The reason they do that is it avoids that feeling of cramping your upper body. The problem is if they let go too soon, then they're really hitting the ball with one hand, but they're using one hand without a one-handed swing.
Here's a basic two-handed backhand with an average follow-through.
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