Overcoming difficult conditions
Overcoming difficult conditions in autumn and winter
before any tennis activity. This can be stretching or tennis related
movements across the court, e.g. side steps, jogging or shadow tennis.
courts can be damp for most of the winter, use this to your advantage.
Mix your shots and introduce slice a little more to keep the ball low.
windy, always make your opponents smash or play shots overhead if
you're under pressure.
- Don't go for the perfect lob everytime. Try
to dominate the net in bad conditions, although this is the number one
tactic in doubles, it becomes necessary in wet and swirly conditions.
balls will become heavier due to the damp conditions and, in turn, will
be slower. Don't try and hit too hard - use placement and touch shots.
- Communication is key in doubles, especially in bad conditions. Call every shot even if it's obvious.
Back to Coaching tips