Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
There are several ways to do this, and several players you can watch in order to choose what works best for you. To avoid confusion, first and foremost, make the distinction between grip changes, racquet face changes, and actually changing hands. I'll give you an example that may work for you:
Monica Seles hits with her left hand on the bottom, or butt of the racquet handle on both shots, as she is a natural left-hander. She does not change or switch her hands- the left hand is always on the bottom on both sides. What she does do, however, is rotate her grips to semi-western on both shots, which means she rotates the racquet face clockwise on her two-handed forehand, and counter-clockwise on her two-handed backhand, so that the face of the racquet literally covers the ball as it bounces on the rise on both sides. This is why she's so hard to read- she takes the ball earlier and hits with a shorter backwsing than almost anyone else out there- incredible talent when you think about it.
Jean Michael Gambill is a right-hander. His two-handed shots are very different from Seles. His right hand is on the bottom (butt) of the handle on both sides, however, he actually gets lower to the ground and brushes up the back of the ball much more, and as a result has more topspin on both sides than you normally see from Monica. His groundies on both sides are much longer strokes too, and it's one of the reasons he hasn't risen higher in the rankings, because when players start to read his patterns, they start to hit behind him easier because it takes him longer to prepare and execute than Monica.
Monica Seles is the supreme two-hander on both sides in the history of our sport. No one (in my opinion) has ever done it better, and probably never will. As a rightie learning from watching a leftie- it's not impossible- just takes more concentration- another Seles hallmark. Good luck- have fun with it!
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