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Why the 2-Handed Backhand is beneficial to your game.

Greetings Pickleball Enthusiasts,

In this edition of our newsletter, we're diving into the world of the two-handed backhand shot in pickleball. While the sport often sees players favoring the traditional one-handed backhand, there's a growing trend towards embracing the power and versatility of the two-handed approach. Let's explore why it's becoming increasingly popular and how it can benefit your game.

Benefits of the Two-Handed Backhand:

  1. Enhanced Stability and Control: One of the key advantages of using a two-handed backhand in pickleball is the increased stability it offers. By using both hands on the paddle, players can better control the trajectory and direction of their shots, leading to more consistent and accurate placement on the court.

  2. Increased Power: The two-handed backhand allows players to generate more power behind their shots compared to the one-handed technique. By leveraging the strength of both arms, players can deliver a more forceful stroke, making it easier to put pressure on opponents and execute offensive plays.

  3. Improved Reach: With two hands on the paddle, players can extend their reach further, particularly when reaching for shots that are wide or low. This added reach can help players cover more ground on the court and return difficult shots with greater ease.

  4. Versatility: The two-handed backhand opens up a wider range of shot options for players, allowing them to adapt to different situations on the court. Whether it's a soft drop shot, a powerful drive, or a precise dink, having both hands on the paddle provides greater flexibility in shot selection.

Insights from the Pros:

Many professional pickleball players have incorporated the two-handed backhand into their arsenal, citing its effectiveness in high-pressure situations and its ability to elevate their game to the next level. Pros often highlight the increased power and control they feel when using a two-handed approach, allowing them to dictate play and dominate rallies with confidence.

Equipment Considerations:

While mastering the two-handed backhand doesn't necessarily require a special paddle, paddles with a longer handle can provide added comfort and stability for players using a two-handed grip. 4Joy Paddles have an elongated 5.5 inch handle which is long enough to comfortably and effectively use the two-handed backhand. Keep in mind, the 4Joy handle also has the unique specialized shaft material that is softer and more cushioned to add comfort in your grip. 

In conclusion, the two-handed backhand offers a multitude of benefits for pickleball players looking to elevate their game. Whether you're aiming for greater power, control, or versatility on the court, incorporating the two-handed technique into your repertoire can be a game-changer. So why not give it a try during your next match?

Stay tuned for more pickleball tips and tricks in future newsletters. Until then, keep swinging!

Best regards,

Stacey Joy Cleary 

#We Play 4Joy!

(I just figured I should have Joy in my name at this point!)

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