Episode 24


In this episode:

In this episode, tennis coaches Steve Smith and Andy Fitzell cover the one-handed underspin backhand. The shot is commonly referred to as the “slice” backhand in tennis terminology. One is assured to learn the nuts and bolts of the shot as well as X’s and O’s pertaining to tennis strategy with this shot.

Topics include:

  • The grip
  • The swing
  • The body
  • The contact point
  • Fact vs feel
  • Application
  • Checkpoints
  • Approach shot
  • Copying the pros
  • Myths
  • Positive aspects
  • Historical points of interest
  • Stories
  • Plus much more!


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