The Two Handed Backhand Lansdorp Finish
Want to learn how to use the Lansdorp finish on the two handed backhand?
Well, strap yourself in because that’s exactly what I’m going to be revealing to you inside this article. Many players often ask me, when’s the best time to use the Lansdorp finish? Should it only be used as an approach or passing shot, or are there any other occasions where it can be used effectively?
Well, there are absolutely a few specific occasions when you should use it. For instance, when the ball is in your strike zone, or when you want to hit an approach shot. Moreover, you can use it to drive the ball flatter and get more power on your two hander. Last but not least, when the ball is coming flying at you at breakneck speed.
Now you know when to use this finish. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of how to actually use it in those situations.
The Lansdorp Finish For Effortless Power
It’s much harder to use this finish on a higher ball. This is because you would be trying to finish high on a higher ball. In this case, you should cover the ball more, and finish across your body instead of higher.
The Lansdorp Finish For Approach Shots
Make sure to choose a safe target and rip the ball with the Lansdorp finish. Consequently, you will get a great drive on your approach shot, and your opponent will be struggling to pass you.
It works so well because your opponent has to deal with a ball that is landing pretty deep. Besides, it will be skidding through the court because it is a flatter shot. This gives your opponent almost no time to deal with your penetrating two handed backhand.
Footwork For The Lansdorp Finish
If you start using the Lansdorp finish and its footwork properly , you will get your opponents to play defensively. Thus, you’ll be the one calling the shots and winning more tennis matches.
I hope you enjoyed today’s article. Learning how to use the Lansdorp finish will enable you to hit your two handed backhand with more effortless power. Additionally, your opponents will soon start to fear your impressive two hander as you put into practice during match play.
By Jeff Salzenstein, Founder Tennis Evolution
Jeff is a former top 100 ATP player and USTA high performance coach committed to helping players and coaches all over the world improve.
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