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Clay Court Catch





3 Reasons Training on Clay is Crucial for Junior Development⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

1) Great way to improve movement

  • Sliding is crucial in today’s game as it is much more efficient, allowing players to recover quicker

  • A bigger emphasis on balance and remaining sure-footed requires early preparation


2) Slower courts = longer points = better point construction

  • Clay court specialists excel using all dimensions of the court with more variety than other surfaces⠀

  • More spin, more angles, more drop shots make it more tactical than fast courts⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀

3) Builds physical & mental toughness with longer points and matches

  • With fewer quick points, the grind it out clay court game is a very physical style of play

  • The players who have proven success at the top on clay are extremely fit. Wearing down less fit opponents is a real strategy executed by the best clay courters.



True or False


Players tend to break strings more frequently on clay compared to other surfaces.

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