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I am a penhold player and whenever I play against a shakehand player (I play at my high school so it isn't that serious) I usually have a hard time winning because of the weakness of my backhand. When they attack my backhand side (I am right handed, so my left) I have a habit of either trying to unsuccessfully block into the net or create a pop-up for a kill. Any tips?
I think the first thing is to work on the consistency of your backhand. You can do this by repetitive training on the stroke. The other thing you can start to do is think about the Reverse Backhand (hitting the ball with the other side of your racket) which is a more attacking stroke.
Work hard on the skill of the stroke and with repetition it won't be a weakness any more but may even become a strength.
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