Re: What was your game like when you first started playing?
I played two handed both sides when I first started. I've always had an instructor, that really helps.
My advice would be to focus on technique. If you can't afford instruction, watch YouTube videos. Make sure you're using the right grips for the right shot, right preparation and follow through.
Lots of practice will help. Just make sure on focusing on the RIGHT technique, don't give yourself too much freedom and start changing your technique to what you think feels better.
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