Going to play first tournament on claycourts..what should I expect?

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  1. oneguy21

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  3. ayyhwang

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    im gonna play that too probably. of course your barricades will be alright
     
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  4. Noaler

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    Watch ball very carefully, I was sloppy so I lost pretty badly first time on clay. watch especially for slice approaches, they're lower than u think.
     
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    alot of the time the ball kicks up aswell and it is very slow
     
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  6. region2champion

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    It's on indoor clay so it shouldn't be too slow.
     
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  7. Booyah

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    yeah be careful when the balls hit the lines. the lines are nailed downed in many places and when the ball hits it, it will bounce randomly.
     
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  8. anonymous2364

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    you should expect clay instead of hard courts
     
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  9. Noaler

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    wow, thats something u wouldn't expect
     
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  10. SaunderS

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    Expect to slip and slide alot!
     
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    if ur american...

    RUN!!!!
     
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    Expect to get dirty :(
     
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  13. Seblad2k8

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    you should try to slide to the ball its quicker and a good way of moving on the clay courts:)
     
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  14. region2champion

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    I second that
     
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  15. BigBUBBA

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    This is the biggest thing

    Don't try to slide like on a real clay court, it won't work.

    If there is a dropshot and you know you won't get it, don't run for it. You might fall, and scrape yourself, and clay gets in the cuts, and hurts.
     
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  16. pandal3oy

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    i played alot of tennis on har-tru clay, the green stuff. never played on red since im in the US. keep balanced and try to slide into ure shots. ull recover faster. alot of people run like a maniac and when a ball is hit behind them they try to recover and end up falling or slipping. when u first start the match and the clay is damp the ball will be nice and slow. then when the court dries up to bits and pieces itll get very fast and the balls will skid and bounce weird. ull have to watch the ball more closely when its dry and do some serious footwork to get into position. if u play something who puts alot of funky spin itll be very random on clay when it bounces.
     
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  17. vamosrafa20

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    It's a level 5, so you shouldn't stress yourself out too much
     
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  18. oneguy21

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    lost 6-1, 6-0 in first round. i couldn't slide, my shoes wouldn't let me. i hate clay
     
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  19. BigBUBBA

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    should've read my post.

    just kidding, if its just your first clay tourney, thats pretty good, atleast you got a game :)
     
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  20. counter_puncher

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    lol 1 and 0. Thats gotta hurt...
     
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