Let's talk about the Backhand Shot
Below are two illustrations that I created to assist the point I'd like to make in hitting backhand shots .. To best understand this illustration, you should know that [TOP] & [BOTTOM] refers to the frame of your racquet being in a Vertical position and this Octagon is the handle of your racquet.
The RED bar is to illustrate where those who use a Semi-Western Grip, places their Index Finger Knuckle on the Racquet. This is the grip I prefer for my forehand shots. I choose this because it increases my ability to hit harder controlled shots and decreases the unforced errors due to over-hitting the court because the top spin rotation on the ball this shot produces brings the ball downward and generates an abrupt upward hop (kick) of the ball when it makes court contact that can be difficult to control for lower level players.
If I then have to hit a Backhand shot, the switch from Forehand to Backhand is a smooth simple adjustment of the racquet as illustrated by the RED bar on the next example.
Here all I have to do is turn the face of my racquet clockwise until my Index Finger Knuckle is on the position where the Red Bar is. You can try this on either a One Hand or Two Handed Backhand. Next Post will talk about the Advantages & Disadvantages