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Secret WTA memorandum - banning double-handed BHs???

In the upcoming April issue of German tennis mag "Tennis-Revue" there is a report on a alleged "secret WTA memorandum" discussing measures to "revitalise" women's tennis again.

The most revolutionary idea is to prohibit DOUBLE-handed backhands!!!!

Surveys are said to have proven that many tennis fans - especially older ones - (who have the money to pay expensive tournament tickets) prefer SINGLE-handed back-hand play as more elegant and - quote - "lady-like".

The authors of this memorandum acknowledge that it could be a problem to change the rules as most of today's top players use double-handed BHs. So they recommend to introduce the "single-hand rule" in tier2-or-lower tournaments first. A WTA spokesman - when asked about it by "Tennis-Revue" called the article "pure speculation" ...


Wow, I'd love that!!!

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i'd hate it 1 handed backhands are boring. It's only good if they can keep hitting it flat! top spin i find is quite boring and same with the slice!
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No source, no link, completely fake, crazy. Try again .

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In the upcoming April issue of German tennis mag "Tennis-Revue" there is a report on a alleged "secret WTA memorandum" discussing measures to "revitalise" women's tennis again.

The most revolutionary idea is to prohibit DOUBLE-handed backhands!!!!

Surveys are said to have proven that many tennis fans - especially older ones - (who have the money to pay expensive tournament tickets) prefer SINGLE-handed back-hand play as more elegant and - quote - "lady-like".

The authors of this memorandum acknowledge that it could be a problem to change the rules as most of today's top players use double-handed BHs. So they recommend to introduce the "single-hand rule" in tier2-or-lower tournaments first. A WTA spokesman - when asked about it by "Tennis-Revue" called the article "pure speculation" ...


Wow, I'd love that!!!

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Oh and I´ve also read in the German Tennis Magazin, that the ATP actually wants to introduce the underhand-serve again, so that the matches get more interesting, serves from above the head will be prohibited, but well, the discussion is still on...let´s see how they decide but the chances are really good!

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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 05:07 PM
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hell, why stop at 2-handed backhands? I say, the WTA ought to ban ALL backhands. The backhand is an ugly, unladylike shot. They should decree that players are only allowed to hit forehands. Of course, they might need to make the court a little smaller, but there's an idea that would increase the game's appeal tremendously.
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i'd hate it 1 handed backhands are boring. It's only good if they can keep hitting it flat! top spin i find is quite boring and same with the slice!

I always liked Sabby's top-spin and Graf's slice.
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why would they do that, all players hit better two handers then one. I also must say that steffis backhand sucked hard




















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why would they do that, all players hit better two handers then one. I also must say that steffis backhand sucked hard

And double-handed FOREhands should get fined immediately ...
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what is tennis revue? i don´t know a german tennis mag called tennis revue?


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