Hey everyone. It’s Jeff Salzenstein here
and I’ve got a great video tennis tip for you
that’s going to help you with your backhand
especially if you have a two-handed backhand.
If you have a one-hander,
you’re going to have to wait for another video
for me to help you with your one-handed backhand
but go ahead and watch the video anyway,
because this tip is one of my top tips.
It really jives with the tennis system that I’ve developed
which is based a lot on relaxation.
The best athletes in the world know
how to go from tension to relaxation.
Just watch Roger Federer: he is a master
at being graceful and relaxed on the tennis court.
Now, if you looked at last month’s tennis magazine
with Caroline Wozniacki on the cover
you might have noticed her fancy outfit,
you might have noticed the pose,
maybe the footwork, maybe the swing,
but did you notice what her bottom hand
was doing on the racket at the end of the swing?
Go ahead and take a look at that magazine
and see if you can pick that up.
So they key
The key to what she’s doing with her bottom hand, or her off-hand,
on the racket when she’s swinging,
is her fingers are opening up a bit,
and that is showing me that she knows
how to relax on her backhand,
and she is using her non-dominant hand
in my case, as a lefty, I’m using my right hand
to hit an amazing backhand with a
relaxed bottom hand at the end.
Now, I could’ve used this tip
during my junior career.
I had some great coaches that were having me hit right-handed forehands
but I never really got the feel on my
backhand of what I needed to do
by using that drill.
The drill that made all the difference for me
was actually swinging with two hands
and then relaxing the fingers at the end of the swing
so I still had the stability of both hands on the racket
with that relaxation component at the end.
So, I want you to go ahead and try that.
Leave a comment if you liked this video and
you feel like this is going to help your game.
And then, I want you to go out and try it
and then come back to me, and
leave me a comment to see if it works,
because I want to learn with you.
I want to help you get better at tennis,
and I’m pretty confident, based on
the results I’m getting with my own backhand,
and with the lessons that I give,
that if you relax your bottom hand
at the end of the swing
like Caroline Wozniacki, Andy Murray
does it, David Nalbandian,
several other two-handers on the tour, if you do that,
you’re going to have amazing results.
So, I look forward to seeing you at the next video, and
I really want you to go out there, improve your backhand,
relax that bottom hand at the end of the swing,
and let me know how it goes.
Leave me that comment, because I really
want to help you, I want to learn with you,
and find out what works best for your game.
So, we’ll talk soon, and thanks again.