Bend Your Knees One of the most common mistakes players make is that they are too stiff in their legs. It's one of the main reasons many players feel they have no power in their backhand.
Pros, who do use their legs and the ground properly, find the double handed backhand is the more powerful of the two ground strokes.
Approach the ball with a quick succession of small steps rather than the all too common couple of large steps.
Getting a good shoulder turn in that allows the arms and the racquet to go back is crucial and needs to be performed in advance of the ball landing on your side of the court.
Make sure you firmly plant your weight onto your rear foot to set you up for the drive forwards into the ball. Keep Your Arms Relaxed Now that you're in a good loaded position, it's crucial that you keep the arms relaxed.
Just like having stiff legs is a problem, stiff arms will make moving the racquet quickly difficult. Without racquet head speed, you won't be able to generate power.
Please don't underestimate the importance of the preparation for this shot, without this phase in place you will never play the backhand with any authority or power.