Pictures or videos of sliding on hard courts

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  1. Rafanatic

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    Can some one post some i am trying to study how the pros do it.
     
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  2. Shashwat

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    You don't want to slide on a hardcourt........
     
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  3. kingdaddy41788

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    If it doesn't come naturally, you probably shouldn't do it on a hard court. Bad for the knees and ankles anyway...

    This is, of course, coming from someone who does it frequently...
     
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  4. iplaybetter

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    i lost traction badly today with my month old baracades
     
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  5. ZPTennis

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    I slide on hardcourt when I change directions extremely fast If I'm in a defensive point.

    Its not something you try to do. It just happens.

    In the last few months I've lost 10 lb's down to 180 and I am much faster
    than I ever have been on the court. I never used to slide on hardcourts before but the speed has to be whats causing it.

    So my answer to your question is become very fit and lose
    any unnecessary weight and then you'll probably end up
    sliding when your being really pushed providing you are a
    quick person naturally.
     
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  6. BreakPtSi

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    Slides should really be a natural thing on any surface. The balance and the muscles tightened as you plant keeps your body rigid but you still have inertia, so you slide. You aren't usually trying to slide to much extra than normal inertia carries you.
     
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  7. Shashwat

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    This is true and probably the only time i slide on a hard court. But still, trust me you don't want to slide on a hard court, if ANYTHING goes wrong, there goes your ankle or knee.
     
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  8. skuludo

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    If the hard court has some sand, is it still bad to slide?

    The sand makes the court really slippery. Water also has the same effect too.

    Would it be bad to slide on a portion of wet hard court too?
     
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  12. Loco4Tennis

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    here is one for yous

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=FFyxSaYqwtY

    not the best court you wanna be doing this on
    if you did do it once, it was provably because of the dust or polin build up where you stepped
     
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  13. roddick89

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    Why you wanna slide on hard courts? The only pro i have noticed that regularly does it is Joker.
     
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  14. ThePro101

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    I strongly agree with this statement.

    If your goal is to move faster - just move faster! Work on power and footwork, not sliding...
     
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  15. RestockingTues

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    There go your ankles... OW
     
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  16. 1337Kira

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    I find that I do it alot when I change directions or when I stretch out for a shot.
    I do it alot in practice too, when I spiders or shuttle runs.
    You probably shouldn't force the slide, like other people have said, it should be natural. It's more of a pushing off to accelerate than a deliberate slide, or if you're stretching out it's pretty obvious.
     
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  17. kungfusmkim

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    Have you forgotten the match 2004 with Pardorn schrichaphan? He is the master of slide.
     
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