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A backhand is a shot hit on the opposite side of the body of the hand in which you hold the racquet (the name backhand comes from literally hitting the ball with the ‘back of the hand’).
A backhand is a shot hit on the opposite side of the body of the hand in which you hold the racquet (the name backhand comes from literally hitting the ball with the ‘back’ of the hand). There are many techniques to hitting this shot, but all involve some kind of backswing, contact point and follow-through. The backhand is hit with one or two hands gripping the racquet.
It would be a huge disadvantage, physically and tactically, to run around every backhand to hit a forehand, thereby making the backhand an important shot in tennis.
For players who hit one-handed backhands, Swiss player Stan Wawrinka is considered to have the best backhand today, while Novak Djokovic is thought to possess the best two-handed backhand.