Dealing with the Rain (@Roland Garros)

What a crazy day here at Roland Garros today. Rain and showers. The players have been on and off the court.

 

It is very tough for the players to handle these kind of situations because they have to stay warm and be ready to go back on court at any time. Injury prevention is a very important issue, especially with the wet and cold weather. The courts are heavy and slippery at the same time which certainly increases the chances of getting injured if not properly warmed up before going back on!image

 

Rain delays are also tough mentally because you have to be to switch the game face on when needed. That is not an easy part either!

 
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Transition to Clay Court

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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