How To Slide On Tennis Clay
Learning how to slide on tennis clay can be very challenging for anyone who did not grow up playing on clay courts. In order to slide on tennis clay you will need to master the art of balance on that surface. Once you learn how to balance properly. Sliding on tennis clay will become much easier and enjoyable.
- In order to slide on a tennis clay court you will have to first be balanced. If you are not balanced you will not be able to slide. The best way to learn how to balance on a clay court is to familiarized yourself with the court. Jogging around the court without your tennis racquet should help you gain better balance and familiarity.
- You need to adjust the type of tennis footwork you normally use. If you are use to moving and stopping hard and taking off quickly from playing on hard courts you will need to adjust your approach. Stopping more slowly with your footwork will allow you to slide easy on clay.
- Hard courts can be very unkind to the body. Tennis players who normally play on hard courts are afraid of injuring themselves when they fall down. The key to sliding on a clay court is letting go of that fear and allowing your body to glade. A clay court is very slippery. So it does not take much effort at all to slide. If you want to slide on a tennis clay court lean your body weight forward and allow the court to slide you.
- Practice balancing on a clay court first before sliding to avoid injury.