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The Backhand, while not as popular or flashy as its forehand counterpart, is a crucial component in maintaining solid, consistent rallies and can be used as a weapon just the same. With that being said, it tends to be neglected and becomes a defensive punt which is used as little as possible. This lesson is all about covering the basics of a good backhand shot, so you can get the most out of it. Lets see what they are!

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Week #4: The Backhand (Basics)

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A special note of thanks to the GP Parks and Rec Dept. for their continued support of the GPCTA.

The Board of Directors of the GPCTA meet  periodically to discuss and plan ongoing and upcoming events and tournaments. They freely volunteer their time every month all year long for the benefit of the tennis community at large.


Greg Carratt: President, Rick Williams: Vice President, Cindy Ogden: Treasurer,  (Open): Secretary.  Board Members: Laura Payne,  Lisa Rist: Junior Program Director, Nicolas Rist: Junior Board Member, Allie Rist: Junior Board Member, Ralph Vandelden. The board is always seeking additional members. Contact us if you are interested in helping guide the local tennis community. .