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Brett.
Feb 13th, 2006, 04:40 AM
I just watched a match for a first time on clay which was based on TV! Davis Cup betweeen Australia and Switzerland playing in Geneva!

There are few things that i don't understand really!

I have seen many players on clay trying to look their own racquet sideway to level something but i don't know why? Wierd!

Do they have to wear different shoes? I can't see the difference when i saw a rules about that they must bring two pairs (one for clay and one for rebound ace)

Does one player have different style of game in each different surface?

Sorry i just want to know some answers - thanks anywa :)

pav
Feb 13th, 2006, 08:17 AM
Clay is alright, as long as a player dosen't cry
then the surface is stable, powdery and dry
but if the player starts balling, and the tears then fall
it can become tricky and not good at all
what started off well with the odd graceful slide
can turn to a slip fest, and a sore fat backside
this causes the tear trickle to become a huge flood
then the whole damn court,it just turns into mud
so what becomes of this player,who set this flood loose?
she receives a severe warning for dry earth abuse

skanky~skanketta
Feb 13th, 2006, 09:39 AM
Clay is alright, as long as a player dosen't cry
then the surface is stable, powdery and dry
but if the player starts balling, and the tears then fall
it can become tricky and not good at all
what started off well with the odd graceful slide
can turn to a slip fest, and a sore fat backside
this causes the tear trickle to become a huge flood
then the whole damn court,it just turns into mud
so what becomes of this player,who set this flood loose?
she receives a severe warning for dry earth abuse:lol:

anyway, it's an interesting question and i'd like to know the answer as well.

So Disrespectful
Feb 13th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Players do adapt their style of play for claycourts (particularly men). Because the courts are slower, outright winners are less common and therefore big servers aren't neccesarily winners. Rallies are lengthier as well, and most non-europeans don't slide correctly.

It's obvious that players employ the drop-shot more often and volley less. The courts also pick up different varieties of spin well, so players like Nadal and Schnyder have an advantage from the beginning.

Claycourt shoes don't have good grip, and are worn in before actual matches. I noticed Luczak was wearing dunlop volley's. These have a completely flat grip so that Luczak could move around more fluidly.

Brett.
Feb 14th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Thanks :)

LefandePatty
Feb 14th, 2006, 04:07 AM
I just watched a match for a first time on clay which was based on TV!

:help:

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 14th, 2006, 04:07 AM
loves the poem:)

Brett.
Feb 14th, 2006, 07:22 AM
:help:


Those faces are missing! Were you actually laughing? what's so funny? lol

LefandePatty
Feb 14th, 2006, 08:07 AM
Those faces are missing! Were you actually laughing? what's so funny? lol

did ya ever seen a Clay court IRL ?

A'DAM
Feb 14th, 2006, 08:20 AM
:help:

I was about to send the same!!!

hotduncz_!8 Are you from MARS??? :tape:

LefandePatty
Feb 14th, 2006, 08:22 AM
I was about to send the same!!!

hotduncz_!8 Are you from MARS??? :tape:

I think so yeah

WhatTheDeuce
Feb 14th, 2006, 08:28 AM
I have seen many players on clay trying to look their own racquet sideway to level something but i don't know why? Wierd!

What? :retard:

LefandePatty
Feb 14th, 2006, 08:34 AM
What? :retard:

dont try to understand, this poster is the strangest one Ive ever seen :scared:

WhatTheDeuce
Feb 14th, 2006, 08:48 AM
dont try to understand, this poster is the strangest one Ive ever seen :scared:
The more I read it the more I laugh :haha: This is obviously a troll.. right? :unsure:

krystlel
Feb 14th, 2006, 08:53 AM
:help:
We haven't had any coverage of any claycourt events on free-to-air television in Australia since French Open 2003, so that's probably why the poster hasn't seen any before.

Brett.
Feb 14th, 2006, 08:59 AM
Because I started following tennis since i became a member in Wtaworld in November and also I didn't get to see any French Open or any other clay courts on tv so thats why i first saw it on Live in Geneva (Davis Cup - Australia defeated Switzerland)

faste5683
Feb 14th, 2006, 12:10 PM
Good questions! Check out the history of clay court tennis @

http://www.xsports.com/clay.html

:wavey:

-Sonic-
Feb 14th, 2006, 12:17 PM
he's just a newcomer to tennis, everyone doesn't know everything right away :)

clay rocks ;)

LefandePatty
Feb 14th, 2006, 12:22 PM
The more I read it the more I laugh :haha: This is obviously a troll.. right? :unsure:

yeah, a troll. a big one.

LefandePatty
Feb 14th, 2006, 12:23 PM
We haven't had any coverage of any claycourt events on free-to-air television in Australia since French Open 2003, so that's probably why the poster hasn't seen any before.

:hug:

Spunky83
Feb 14th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Because I started following tennis since i became a member in Wtaworld in November and also I didn't get to see any French Open or any other clay courts on tv so thats why i first saw it on Live in Geneva (Davis Cup - Australia defeated Switzerland)

Just ignore some of the others;)

What do you mean with the raquet and level something? You mean the strings?

About the shoes...donīt even try to step on clay courts with non-clay shoes, you get teared apart by the club owner :eek: :lol:

Basically people considered it to be the hardest surface to play on in terms of strength, endurance cause itīs the slowest so it means itīs not all about power but about a good strategic game play, fast movements, good food-work. The clay takes off a lot of power and speed of the strokes. On the other side it works well with spin and you can slide on it.


http://tennis.about.com/library/weekly/aa042000.htm


Tennis
How to Win on Clay


Clay is the slowest of tennis court surfaces: When a ball hits a clay court, its forward velocity is reduced more than on grass, hard courts, or indoor carpet. This allows more time to get each ball, thus reducing the effectiveness of a power game.

If you can't put a ball away as easily, you need to be more patient. Instead of trying to win points by hitting one big shot, look to win points with a combination of two or more shots. You need to get your opponent farther out of position on clay in order to keep him from getting your next shot. Here are a few tactics to try:


Pull your opponent wide off the court with the "side pocket" shot, which lands near the outside corner of the cross-court service box. Follow up with a shot into the open court, or, if your opponent is racing back across the court, another side pocket shot to wrong-foot her on the slippery clay.

Hit deep to your opponent's backhand with heavy topspin. Topspin bites into clay nicely and can produce a bounce well above the comfort zone of many players. This will often force your opponent to give you a weak, short ball that you can put away easily with a volley or aggressive groundstroke.

Force your opponent to retrieve from well behind his baseline, using deep balls, 8-15 feet high, preferably with topspin, then follow up with a drop shot. Drop shots are much more effective on clay than on hard courts.

Brett.
Feb 15th, 2006, 01:23 AM
Thanks for the article Spunky83!
Yes i think its about the strings! the players weren't fiddling with strings to keep it straight - it was something else! But I don't know!

Havok
Feb 15th, 2006, 02:09 AM
:retard:.

SelesFan70
Feb 15th, 2006, 03:09 AM
I thought this was a thread about Clay Aiken... :devil:

Kunal
Feb 15th, 2006, 03:25 AM
i think u have to be more patient on clay.....heavy strokes dont give as much of an advantage as it would on a hard court