Monthly Tip - October 2013

Backhand Clears

In almost every coaching manual describing how to play this shot the instruction is to stop the racket on impact and bring the racket back, so the implication is that a backhand clear is an “ impact” stroke with no follow through.

Is this actually true?

If you play a high forehand impact shot with no follow through, that might end up as a fast stop drop so if the backhand clear is to develop power how can this be achieved without a follow through!!!

As always these tips are meant to stimulate thought so have a look at Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in this video clip playing the shot in slow motion.

Plenty of evidence of follow through I think!!!!!