Performing the correct one-handed backhand can be difficult. Two-handed backhand, interestingly, is easier to learn and perform. An additional advantage of mastering it is the fact that it will be much easier for us - along with the development of our skills - to translate a two-handed backhand into a one-handed one.
In the first phase, as soon as we locate the tennis ball coming towards us, we turn the torso and lead our hands back - we do all this simultaneously, as soon as we identify the direction of the ball.
In the meantime, we change the grip of the racket according to the rules I described. At the beginning I recommend to have a continental or eastern backhand grip in the right hand, while the eastern forehand grip in the right hand. As you probably remember from the movies about cunning - the right hand catches the racket like a hammer, and the left hand like a pan. Of course, for left-handed players, we reverse the order.
We set ourselves in a closed position - one leg after the other and prepare for a complete swing.
When swinging, your arms should be as far away from your body as possible and the head of the racket should be above your wrists . Now we are running a racket in the shape of an inverted letter C. - A very important point is to give the ball rotation during the impact (making a blow, the head "falls" this time below the line of the wrists.
The next step is to hit the ball. At the same time, we unscrew the hips to position ourselves in front, i.e. the chest towards the ball (the front foot stays still). The hit point should be approximately 20 cm in front of the front foot. We try to hit the ball at its highest point.
When playing backhand, just try to focus on the ball until the last moment. This will minimize the percentage of foul play. Backhand should be ended by continuing the swing towards the ball and leading it at an angle of about 45 degrees towards our back. The impact is completed when the racket head contacts the player's back