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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Tips for playing on clay???

I have to play a clay court tournament this weekend & I have little to no experience on it It is green clay though.... Does anybody have some tips that would help someone who is strictly a hardcourt player who likes to Serve & volley :devil... only occasionally though mostly just hit hard flat groundies

What type of serve will be most effective?? (Topspin, Slice, Flat) & is a slice backhand effective on the green clay?

Thanks in advance for any helpful tips you might have....
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:10 PM
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ok, I'm going to reply to bump your thread up, because i want you to do well, but I can't help you.

I serve & volley, only slice my backhand most of the time, and compensate for my complete lack of power by volleying, dropshotting and hacking/annoying my opponent into submission. Not exactly condusive to clay court tennis and possibly why i've never won a competitive match on it

Hope others can help though

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place some bombs in the court that way u will avoid it

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Never try to change your gameplan when your playing on a different surface than usual.

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