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Transition to Clay Court

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Miscellaneous

Hello all,

The clay court season has started and I am sure for many of you it is not always easy to  transition to a different surface, especially when switching to the famous red clay.

Tennis is a game played on many different surfaces. And many tennis players find it difficult to switch surfaces. The solution is adaption and being open to the change. The more open your approach, the better and easier it will be for you. It is very important to work on your movement. Sliding is a way to get to a ball, but also to stop or terminate a movement before changing direction.

Specific exercises help you to get more confidence in your movement. One of the most important aspects for clay is being balanced. Yes, it is not always easy to keep your balance when sliding towards (or even into) a shot. Recognizing this as a difficulty, it is up to you to do something about it.


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