Up Your Defense! Avoid These Tactical Mistakes in the Padel Court
If you’re at the back don’t get too caught up trying to win the point. Make sure you get control over the net. This is the key to taking control of the game’s pace and eventually winning the match.
This is a very common mistake padel players make. Especially, when you’re cornered and you’ve been rallying since forever, you’d get desperate getting that ball in from way across the back of the court. But this will only wear you out. Your goal is to get your opponent tired not the other way around.
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When you’re getting in pinched in a back and forth rally that has been going around forever. Get down low and slow. This makes the exchange easier to defend against.
But don’t get too relaxed, this is another big mistake!
It’s essential to have variety in your game and pace in order to keep your enemies on their toes. You get too cocky with the slow volley, you’re opponents will read your next move and go for a smash. Keep them guessing and make sure your attacks are dynamic.
Some more tips and tricks to make sure you bag that trophy next time in the padel court
Shoot with your feet in front of you. Again, you must ensure that your feet remain in the same posture. Moving backwards while aiming to strike the ball is an excellent example of this style of striking.
The whole idea is to keep your body forward meaning you always have eyes on the net. Never make the mistake of turning your back on the net.
Precision on split-second decisions will make you stand out!
If we want to strike the ball properly, we can’t be positioned too far forward or backward. You need to be at a close distance to the net to be able to reach into both far and near balls. That’s where we need to put our focus.