Backhand serve popular with defenders

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SirLoops Alot

SirLoops Alot Asked 5 years ago

Seems like choppers and modern defenders use the backhand serve disproportionately more than attackers. Do you agree and if so, why do you think that is?

Also, why are there almost zero left handed defenders? Obviously there are generally fewer lefties and fewer defenders in general, so it makes sense that there would be very few cases where a player is both. But still though, i literally have never seen one. I'd think that lefty choppers would fare well, since a right handed attacker's loop tends to go cross-court in to their bh chop.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Daniel,

I think defenders use the backhand serve so that they are in a better central position to deal with an attackers shot.

As far as why there are few left handers, it may just be a numbers game.

Does anyone have any ideas or examples of some left handed defenders...

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Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Posted 5 years ago

My main practice partner is a left handed longpips on bh player.

Jason Ferdinand

Jason Ferdinand Posted 5 years ago

I'm not very sure, but I think Liu Song is one of the left handed defender. He just do the chop sometimes, but I think he is a defender too.

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