To slide or not to slide

Novak Djokovic

Tips for playing on clay from top coaches at Jonathan Markson Tennis

"A key component of being a good clay court player is mastering your sliding technique," explains Erwan Nicholas, JMT Technical Consultant and LTA Performance coach. "Knowing when to slide and when not to is essential.  The best clay court players are the best movers!"

Top tip: Try to slide on a wide ball. Ensure you connect with the ball at the end of the slide while maintaining your balance. 

Jonathan Markson Tennis offers tennis coaching holidays in spectacular locations. If you are looking for clay-court tennis then try their venues in Barcelona, Mallorca, Lake Garda, Venice and Andalucia. Coaching is typically three hours each morning with plenty of time to explore or relax by the beach in the afternoon.


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