Defend Against Spin

Defend Against Spin

This video gives you tips on how to get those difficult slices balls back into play. This is a more advanced video on defending in padel, as we assume your opponent can play attacking slice shots (usually a volley or slice smash or bajada).

Mastering the back glass is the key to defending in padel. Once you understand your court position and how to get behind the ball for these shots, it also makes it easier to hit the double glass shots.

The keys to success with this shot are about early preparation with the feet, compact take back and then just “guiding the ball” with your shot to get the ball back – you do not need to generate more power on your shot.

Sandy Farquharson

Sandy focused his attention from tennis to padel in 2010, learning the game with several trips and courses in Spain. His education in Sports Biomechanics, combined with playing and coaching at an international level (both in tennis and now padel) puts him in a great position to share his insights in the sport, hopefully helping others learn in the process.

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