Dorian Gray wrote:7. More power – the power of the one-handed backhand comes mostly by stepping into the ball. Rotation of the body and backswing are second in line. When hitting a two-handed backhand, power can also come from stepping into the ball (lateral force), but also from rotating the upper body around the head (angular force) to lessen the degree from the backswing. So, it is obvious that the two-hander has an edge over the one-hander.
Made an account to comment on this: yes, this is true. It was long believed for quite some time that the one-handed backhand had a great ability to produce velocity; however, since 2007 at the very least
(p. 6), this has been labelled a misconception. The two-handed backhand has a greater ability to produce velocity, as we can see in this study
. This misconception stems from the fact that the one-handed backhand has a longer swinger, and because of its longer swing, it must
be able to produce more power, just like how the forehand is more powerful than a backhand because the forehand has a longer swing. Fortunately, for two-handed backhand users, the shorter swing path is easily made up by their greater body rotation, which in turn produces more power than the one-handed backhand, as noted in the first study. There are other studies that conclude this as well, however I cannot post them as the forums prevent me from posting too many links in my posts since I'm new.