Whose Shot?

Whose Shot?

Probably the most asked question when it comes to matches by both players at the same time: “Is that mine or his/hers?”

As a coach we explain that it really depends on the situation, but that it is about working together as a team. Most players ask to know for next time, but there are some that want to allocate the blame.

This video is all about awareness. – Being aware of where your partner is – if they have just played a ball close to the side glass they will find it difficult to cover the middle. – Being aware of how the ball will rebound. Whether it is at the back and the rebound takes it to the other side. Or if defending a hard smash that hits side glass first that the rebound will bring the ball to the middle of the court. – Being aware of your opponents options.

Hitting to one side of the court opens up angles and you (as a pair) should know where to move to cut them off.

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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