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Backhand 7 years 5 months ago #8

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My backhand blows, and I noticed some players switch hands while they are playing to always hit forward. Which is better?
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Re: Backhand 7 years 5 months ago #11

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It takes a long time to switch hands during play.

I would recommend using your dominate hand always and just practice the backhand a lot.
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Re: Backhand 7 years 5 months ago #15

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Joel wrote:
Joel wrote:
It takes a long time to switch hands during play.

I would recommend using your dominate hand always and just practice the backhand a lot.

Can't agree more
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Re: Backhand 7 years 5 months ago #16

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Thanks everyone :)
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Re: Backhand 6 years 5 months ago #63

I used to play paddleball in Brooklyn where you could switch hands. Then I played racquetball, where you couldn't switch. When I discovered you could switch in pickleball, I was very happy. I have a very decent backhand, but occasionally my right hand automatically gives the paddle to my left hand for a shot. I'm not as accurate with my left hand, but the one advantage (and there are several, but there are also lots of disadvantages like others have said) is that you have much further reach behind you with switching. So if you weren't fast enough to backhand it and it's already past you, if you're good at switching, that might be a way to get a shot you wouldn't have otherwise gotten. But again, my body has the muscle memory to switch so it's not for everybody.
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Re: Backhand 6 years 3 months ago #140

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Agree, although occasionally you may want or need to switch hands, but you need to develop a backhand if you want to really play consistently and be competitive.
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