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Old 03-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by onehandbh View Post
Tried playing on a red clay court a few times. It seems really hard to move
on the court. I feel like I'm trying to run on an ice skating rink with shoes on.

Does wearing shoes made for clay courts make a difference?

A short video of my feeble attempt... (I'm the one closer to the camera)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=8GVpJT8s0BQ
It doesn't look feeble to me. You hit pretty darned well I think. Smooth and relaxed. What exactly is the problem? Is it that you're constantly conscious of possibly slipping (so that you feel like you're sort of moving/hitting more tentatively than you would on a hard court)? If so, I think the more you play on clay, the less that will be a problem. You'll adjust, get looser, and increasingly be able to move and hit out with more confidence.

That's a Wilson Kramer wood racquet you're using? Cool. I have a Wilson Jimmy Connors Capri and a Wilson Tony Trabert Stylist that I hit with now and then.

I gave your video a thumbs up and subscribed to your channel.
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