Re: Would you rather have the best backhand or best forehand in the women's game?
Originally Posted by Morning Morgan
Case for the forehand: Natural selection above selects for good backhands but rubbish forehands. Having a huge forehand gives one an easy time attacking the forehand wing of the opponent. And in general, forehand has a higher power potential, if done right should be hit harder than the backhand.
You answered your own question. Natural physics makes the forehand the more dangerous and powerful stroke, as well as the harder to develop. A player with a great forehand is always dangerous even if the backhand is shit; if your backhand is great but your forehand is shit, you'll never be enough of a threat to make it as a pro player...