EN
EN

TENNIS exercises: 2 EXERCISES TO PREPARE FOR CLAY

Good clay court preparation takes place around 1 month before regular practice or competition play.

tennis-2-exercises-to-prepare-for-clay

This preparation will mainly work on your cardio, since on clay, volleys are longer and footwork is more intensive. So I'll suggest 2 exercises to prepare for clay courts.

EXERCISE 1: GO SLIDE!

Move sideways, from one sideline to the other, ending each run with a slide, then taking a stroke through the air.

The more intensity you put into the exercise, the more you'll work your cardio. The ideal would be to string together 3 or 4 sets of 10 round-trips.

Once you've finished those sets, you can take your racket and do the same exercise but hitting the ball after each slide. Same number of round-trips per set.

You can do any number of sets based on your fitness level. The main goal is to master your slides.

Happy sliding!

Tennis Exercises: 2 exercises for playing well on clay

EXERCISE 2: SPIN THE BALL AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!

If you can, attach a string around 2 meters above the ground and the net (to each side of the fence or using the referee chairs).

If that isn't possible, the goal would be to imagine that string as best as you can. 

 

With a partner, exchange volleys over the string, putting as much spin as possible on the ball.

Once your spin is all set, you can try to find the right length, always aiming beyond the service line. 

 

You can play 15 minutes at high intensity, then if you're ready, you can play sets of points. The ball is foul if it doesn't pass over the string.

Your turn to play!