Last updated on 07-Oct-2008 10:59:50 AM
Hey, I play with short pips on my backhand (spinny ones) and inverted on FH. People are telling me to switch to inverted, whats your take on it, I love it, its great for attacking and blocking, this way I can always be ready for a FH loop and be able to return a bh quickly with ease.
And, what is the proper stroke for a SP drive?
I have trouble returning backspin (long) with sp, when I dont have time to move to forehand I ty to hit through it but it works once out on 2 what should I do?
If it works for you stick with it. Playing with short pimples (SP) on the backhand is a legitimate way to play.
The stroke for a SP backhand is flat and sharp. The contact time on your racket is short. You need to hit the ball flat and sharp.
Playing off backspin is a limitation but you can learn to do it. Again you can hit flat through the ball but your margin for error is small so it takes a lot of practice. You need to hit the ball right at the top of the bounce and hit through the ball sharply. The benefit is that the spin doesn't have as much effect on the pimples. Keep working on the stroke against backspin. Get someone to feedyou some backspin ballsso that you can practice the stroke consistently.