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    Posted: 03/14/2019 at 10:17pm
Let's assume that a player is not ambidextrous. The player starts playing with his other hand and plays enough matches to establish their rating for their other hand. What is the estimated rating drop?  -500 points (USATT scale)?

As an example, if I am right-handed then I would play only with my left hand, check my new performance level and compare it with my regular rating.
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I think it would depend on the person and the rating. Handedness isn't binary; some people have a strongly dominant hand and others are closer to ambidextrous. And I'd guess the higher the rating, the greater the advantage for the dominant/trained hand. I know a US 2500 level coach who plays ~1500 level with his off hand. If he practiced I doubt it would take him long to add a few hundred points.

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obviously completely depends on a multitude of factors for each individual 
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looking for an average estimate.
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I am right-handed but use my left hand for more than half the playing time in the last 2 years, with the goal of playing more time (avoiding various right side pains). Maybe 1100 left handed, 1400 right handed (I take sets from actual 1600 players).

My left hand play reached a level comparable with my right hand play two years ago.
With my left hand, I lack some power (weak forehand smashes) and touch (weak forehand pushes) but have better technique in counterhits (no bad habits to unlearn). None can properly loop against backspin.
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Originally posted by pitigoi pitigoi wrote:

I am right-handed but use my left hand for more than half the playing time in the last 2 years, with the goal of playing more time (avoiding various right side pains). Maybe 1100 left handed, 1400 right handed (I take sets from actual 1600 players).

My left hand play reached a level comparable with my right hand play two years ago.
With my left hand, I lack some power (weak forehand smashes) and touch (weak forehand pushes) but have better technique in counterhits (no bad habits to unlearn). None can properly loop against backspin.

you are even using different paddles for each hand. cool!
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I have played around with this a little. For me I would be at least 1000 points different. Maybe more. And it is not like I am terrible with my non-dominant hand. I actually dribble a basketball much better with my non-dominant hand. 
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