Rocky goes over his technique for a consistant backhand swing: Start with the racquet up above shoulder. Step towards the ball. Rotate hips and lower body first. Swing racquet around to finish. Contact ball just in front of leading foot.
The backhand’s engine is in your upper body, especially in your hips and shoulders. Watch this video a few times and watch how Anthony unwinds his hips and shoulders throughout the swing. The hitting arm just goes along for the ride.
This is another really nice video by Jo Shattuck demonstrating the proper racquetball forehand and backhand strokes, followed by a demonstration of the two-step drive serve technique. First, notice that she shows how the swing is driven by hip rotation. Second, she is facing the front wall at the finish of her strokes. These are […]