Put Your Hand Closer To The Ball

Open stance is the natural way to hit forehands, two-handed backhands and volleys.  Why?  It’s because it puts your hand closer to the ball, giving you an easier reach.

Of course, if you are running, you shouldn’t worry about body position, just to get to the ball and hitting it back.

One-handed backhands are best hit sideways.  Sometimes your back will turn even further.  Why?  For the same reason, it puts your hand closer to the ball.

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