Top Padel Player Godo Diaz Shares Some Trade Secrets Using Short Swing
The first tip may sound nothing new but all experienced players cannot stress this enough. Make sure you warm up properly. You can start by hitting slow balls trying to ease into the feel of the court.
When you’re trying to ace backhand shots right at the fence, the key is to make your hits softer. At this point, the wall will multiply the force of your hit so you need to channel all your energy on controlling the ball. Make sure it’s as precise as possible. The only way for you to know the formula to acing backglass shots is by practice.
When the ball is in the corners or fences your priority should not be to get winning hits but to make sure that you take over control of the court
When you want deep volleys, you need to have a longer swing in preparation. Make use of a high to low motion with a shorter swing when you want to play into the fence. This is to make sure you get all the force before impact you need to get the ball across the court.
What the short swing does is force your opponent to turn and give you more openings and chances at the ball.
The key to mastering these tips is to keep on practicing by hitting balls in the same direction. Once you get the hang of the trajectory, hitting the backglass will be a piece of cake. Train well so that your efforts become muscle memory.