Went to Palm Springs for the New Yeas weekend. Played tennis with the Director or Tennis Pat Dennehy at the Westin Mission Hills Older guy like me and could hit back balls as long as I hit it to him. When I would hit it away at any faster speed on the ball he wouldn't get it. Nice guy The club is managed part of PBI corp. Nice younger assistant .
Always try to stand on a perpendicular position to the net to hit your backhand shot, almost turning your back to the ball. That way you will have a better control of your arm to hit the ball and follow through
Most people think you need to have a big arm to play tennis. Wrong, it's actually more important to move fast (to hit the ball timely), use leg strength (more power to the ball) and rotate hips (longer range). I play tennis with my whole body!