There is one player currently on tour who hits ambidextrous forehands, Korea’s Cheong-Eui Kim, currently ranked 888th in the world, and peaked at No. 296 in 2015. While the hand-switching method may seem appealing, it’s doubtful it will work long term.
Moreover, can a tennis player play with both hands?
No. You can play with either hand. In fact, three-time USTA national champion Marty Devlin of Trenton, NJ has employed this “two forehands” style since he started playing tennis. The old joke when people were preparing to play Marty was to hit to his backhand.
Secondly, is backhand or forehand harder?
The backhand is generally considered more difficult to master than the forehand. … The single handed backhand has more reach, easier to learn and to apply slice shots, and have better feel and control for backhand volley.
Do you hold a tennis racket with two hands?
There are three or four different grips you can use, but a standard two-handed backhand would position the right hand in a neutral continental grip, while the left hand would adopt an eastern forehand grip higher up the racket handle.
Ambidextrous tennis is a rarity on the professional tour, with very few examples making it to the upper echelons of the sport.
Yes, you can use your hand to hit the ball, but only if it is your racket hand and below the wrist. A quote of the rules state: It is considered legal to hit the ball with your fingers, or with your racket hand below the wrist, or even any part of the bat.
A player must have control of his/her racket when he/she hits the ball. That means, a player can’t drop or throw a racket to hit the ball, and the player loses the point if the ball touches a dropped or thrown racket.
Two hands on both sides limits your reach, and makes it tougher to hit a very heavy ball. There’s also peer pressure, with 99 percent of players doing something one way. As a result, the pro game has begun to look like a tennis factory, churning out players with identical strokes and game plans.