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Old 11-15-2012, 10:42 AM   #215
Join Date: Apr 2010
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It's my own experience that playing on clay builds better footwork. Can't cheat on footwork. Have to be in balance because surface is slippery. On hard court your footwork can be off, but you get enough grip to transfer weight and hit a big ball. As far as patience and building points- bashing from baseline and beyond on clay not as effective because the surface is slower. Have to open the court up more before pulling trigger. These grinding, neutral, and defensive skills are critical in the pro game. Can't play offense on every ball. Have to be able to play all the shots effectively. As far as off the court footwork training- not sure. Lot of other off court I do first before getting to that.
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