The Natural Way to Play Tennis

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Why 2 Handles? Seven Reasons Why Two Handles Are Better Than One

1) HEALTH

The most common injuries in sports result from overuse of the body through imbalanced repetition. Tennis players often suffer ailments by continued use of only one side of the body.

The Freestyle and the Diamond rackets provide a completely balanced approach by being able to hit any shot from either side of the body.

The rackets also reduce stress on the wrist and elbow due to the ergonomic angle of the handles. The elbow, wrist and hand remain in a straighter, more natural position during contact with the ball.


2) POWER

The Freestyle and the Diamond rackets create more power with less effort.

A simple example in physics demonstrates this point.

Imagine trying to move a car out of a ditch.

If you were pulling it, you would pull from the front of the vehicle.

Conversely, if you were pushing it, you would be most successful doing so from behind.

There would be no benefit in trying to do either by standing alongside the car.

The modern tennis stroke is a combination of the push-pull concept. Optimal leverage is created by pulling with the front handle and pushing with the back.

Leverage is even created on a one-handed shot since the hand is behind the ball at impact, much like the position of the hand in relation to a hammer head at the point of contact.


3) REACH

In recent years the game of tennis has changed dramatically with the evolution of open-stance ground strokes and volleys.

Gone are the days when players are taught to cross over and step into the ball on every shot. There is simply not enough time to recover and get back for the next ball.

The Freestyle and the Diamond take this evolution one step further by allowing a few extra inches of reach on two-handed shots. This is due to the placement of hands beside (rather than on top of) one another.

The rackets also offer the unprecedented advantage of hitting a forehand with both hands (in place of a defensive backhand slice) without having to switch the racket awkwardly between hands.


4) STABILITY

When the Freestyle and the Diamond are placed on the court lengthwise, racket head up, it is able to stand on its own because of the dual handles. Two grips create inherent stability and counterbalance for off-centered hits.

With both hands on the racket it is easier to block back fast serves with minimum backswing.


5) DISGUISE

Part of what makes a tennis player great is the ability to play shots difficult for the opponent to anticipate.

Successful two-handed pro players such as Monica Seles and Fabrice Santoro have been able to effectively disguise shots and place them away from their opponents.

Due to the favorable position at which the racquet contacts the ball, the Freestyle and the Diamond create added spins and angles.


6) VARIETY

With the Freestyle and the Diamond a player can hit the same shots as with a conventional racket plus a number of additional shots, with either one hand or two. The rackets allow a player to build on skills already possessed and to select the shots most suited to his or her game.


7) NATURAL

Young players and beginners are often taught two-handed strokes on both sides until they gain strength and confidence. The Freestyle and the Diamond facilitate two-handed shots on both sides, as well as the transition to one-handed shots, thus allowing both types of shots to be used. With two hands on the racket, a player learns proper technique by turning the shoulders in preparation for a shot. The rackets not only provide a suitable handle for both hands, but simplifie grip changes.

We are often asked why a player would use a racket with two handles.

Given the reasons stated...Is there any advantage to using something else?