Photo Tour of the Two-Handed Backhand Grips
By Jeff Cooper, About.com Guide
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Most Common Two-Handed Backhand Grip
The most common two-handed backhand grip places the left hand in an Eastern forehand position and the right in a Continental position (for a righty). The left arm should dominate two-handed strokes, and having the left hand in an Eastern forehand position puts it squarely behind the racquet. Having the right in the Continental position allows the right wrist to flex upward easily as you execute topspin swings, and it also gives you a reasonable one-handed backhand when you have to let go to stretch for balls or hit a slice or drop shot.