sliding on clay

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  1. babolat15

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    does anyone know how to slide on clay, if so can someone kind of give me a tutorial on how to do it.
     
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  2. FEDEX1

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    well i'm not great at it so the only the i can really do it is when i'm like on the run and all i can do is like block or slice it back.
     
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  3. iplaybetter

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    practice by running from singles line to other sideline and then turn on the ball of your foot like a hockey stop you will get it and quickly learn how to use it trust me, by the way red clay is harder to slide on
     
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  4. theRadical

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    Once you play on clay it becomes a natural thing to slide. Theres no tutorial needed, you'll get it once you play
     
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  5. tintin

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    i grew up on red clay so I really don't know how to explain it really
    take small steps from side to side
    then try to do it faster until you can adjust to it
    green "clay" is way faster to slide on
     
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    i agree completely the best comparison i have is a hockey stop
     
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    I'm playing on artificial grass where sliding is really easy. I usually do it for every shot. When I play on (red) clay however, I get stuck when sliding :/

    As being said, I should play more on clay so it becomes natural.
     
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  8. Andres

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    Try to run with your socks on on a parquet floor. That way, you could feel the way you should slide to stop and change directions, instead of simply stopping all of a sudden.
     
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  9. Ronny

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    i can slide on all courts (inlcuding hard and grass), its just a natural thing. u'll get the hang of it after a while
     
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  10. Duzza

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    Yeah it's a natural thing that you will pick up after a while.
     
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  11. go_nadal

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    Yeh you cant really teach it i dont think... It keep playin on clay... It will come naturally.... Or jus practice sliding round in your socks i guess...
    It will come with practice....
     
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    My antivirus blocked a trojan when I clicked on this link. You should be more carefull at the things that you are posting!!!
     
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  13. TennisNinja

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    It's possible to slide on hard surfaces also. This usually happens to me when my shoes are getting worn down.
     
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  14. iplaybetter

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    i trouble sliding on hard, unless the court is wet, then it is a how to play on clay seminar
     
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    F*uck im sorry... For some reason iv got a virus im pretty sure... Every time i post somthin on here i have to go edit it and take that stupid thing away so im sorry... No one click on the link! ever
     
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  17. classic tennis

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    Have a read of Oscar Wegners book, he explains it pretty well.
     
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  18. T_S_N

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    slide to the ball... that way as soon as you hit it you can get back to position .. dont hit the ball then slide to stop yourself, it saves alot of time and give you a few more steps
     
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    If you want to get the bottoms of your shoes messed up, go ahead...
     
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