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Denis Shapovalov shows fans how to increase power on their backhand.

Shapo's Secrets For Baseline Dominance

TopCourt ambassador reveals fundamentals behind his explosive game

Denis Shapovalov’ innovative one-handed ‘Jump Backhand’ is one of the most spectacular sights on Tour.

Tennis fans now have the chance to learn the secrets of Shapo’s high-voltage one-handed backhand as part of the Canadian’s TopCourt tutorials. The lefty shares how he channels his natural aggression into controlled power on court. He also discusses how his upbringing, and particularly his mother and coach, Tessa Shapovalova, have influenced his game.

Technique: Shapovalov possesses some of the fiercest groundstrokes around, with the ability to strike winners off both wings from anywhere on court. The Canadian discusses the fundamental technique that drives his attacking ground game before offering a step-by-step walkthrough for fans seeking to emulate his trademark innovation, the one-handed ‘Jump Backhand.’

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Drills: No practice session is complete without drills, and in his TopCourt class Shapovalov identifies two that have helped take him to the top. He may be better known for powering through his groundstrokes from the baseline, but Shapovalov’s ‘Slice or Bust’ drill teaches a unique way to maximise the potential of a slice by approaching the net and hitting passing shots.

Follow Shapovalov’s Tutorials at TopCourt.com.

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