It's all in the hands
Whether it’s your forehand or backhand, your grip is the foundation of a good shot, and one drill that will pay dividends is simply swapping between your chosen grips.
There are a number of grips that a coach might suggest for a good one-handed backhand. To cut through all the terminology (continental grip, western grip, eastern grip etc), try this simple set up:
• Put the head of your racket under your weaker arm with the handle pointing forward;
• Reach across with your stronger hand and pull it out.
• The end result is something like a handshake grip.
• That’s it!
You can also get there by grasping your racket – with the face horizontal - with your palm flat across the top of the handle, before revolving the racket by a quarter turn towards your weaker hand.