Step 1The first step of the one-handed backhand is the pivot and shoulder turn. Coming out of the split step, pivot with your outside foot and transfer your weight to that foot. At the same time, turn your shoulders sideways.

At about 15 seconds into the video I shadow the motion from the side. What you can see from this angle is that when I pivot and turn my shoulders the tennis racket starts to come back. This happens because my body is turning sideways, NOT because I am using my arms to take the racket back. I am, however, using my arms to angle the racket head up slightly.

Approximately 40 seconds into the video we have Andrej hitting. To start his one-handed backhand motion, Andrej pivots with his outside foot and transfers his weight to that foot. He also turns his shoulders sideways. This causes his tennis racket to come back. Again to reiterate, he has not used his arms to take the racket back in this step. He does use his arms to angle the racket head up.


  1. Sjoyceh says

    Good advice about not using the arms to take the racket back.

  2. Nick says

    Why is it I have to re-sign up for the free newsletter when I come back to view a free video?

  3. Cascades says

    Wow!  I have always really liked Fuzzy Yellow Balls, but the constant advertising is just too much to sit through…….I give up on watching.  I know it’s a free site and I appreciate that they need to advertise – even a lot – but if it drives away your community then the whole point is lost.

  4. Sgrizzlybear says

    So far I have seen several commericals and  very little tennis instruction, plus the guy is left handed so I guess us right handers should just mirror him.  I can’t stop for a commerical every 20 seconds – this is not tennis instruction but much more concerned with the money.  I hope you make a fortune but you will be turning off a lot of tennis players.

  5. zzzz says

    What the hell are you people talking about? I haven’t seen a single commercial after watching over 30 videos.

  6. Curtiscurley says

    OK when you have seen the commercial once that is enough. No need to repeat over and over

  7. Fgamarra says

    Where’s the video? Can’t see it in my iPad!

  8. Tedi Detoledo says

    This is absolutely ridiculous. 5 minutes of a cooking programme followed by 20 seconds of tennis instruction. A sure way of losing subscribers.
    Regards, T.De Toledo

  9. Drpunekar says

    I give up too. it was a great website . Now too many commercials have infected  it. One at the start of the video is acceptable.



  10. Omar says

    Cant understand what is it all aout? Signed up yesterday saw one great piece on forehand and that’s all No videos AT ALL!!! Just text everywhere JUST TEXT!!!! (((

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    what is this Logistics add? really annoying ! I have had to watch it over and over. Get rid of it please!!!

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    I am signed up for more than one year, still I see only that placeholder to sign-up. If I try, it says I am (surprisingly) already signed-up. I really try if there is any log-in field, but in vain. This really destroyed my so far good experience with FYB. Do something about it, I try once more in a week but then I quit.

  13. Deepam says

    plz mail me a video on single handed backhand technique
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  14. gokhan says

    how can we watch the video

  15. ANDY says

    all the ads are a right pain I wont be visiting agaIN

  16. Julius says

    Apparently signing up for the newsletter multiple times is necessary for watching a video. :/

  17. Richard Mittra says

    Is there a catch to this site because viewing a video seems impossible.

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