The most common beginner’s mistakes in padel tennis
The most common mistake of beginners when playing padel tennis
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Do you know which mistakes are most common by padel tennis? In this post we will introduce you to the most common mistakes and show you how to avoid it. Only a good padel racket and a good dose of patience are required. Today we would like to give you some tips to avoid these small mistakes that most players make who start to play padel. If you are unsure which rules you have to follow when playing padel, we invite you to visit The International Padel Federation Website. Often, even those who come from tennis tend to make certain mistakes. On the other hand, nobody has a magic wand with the ability to transform into Maxi Sánchez. So pay attention to our advice!
Eyes on the handle!
One of the most important changes that must be made during a game is changing the grip position. At this stage it is easy to make mistakes at the beginning, especially if we are not taught by a trainer. Furthermore, it is not easy to correct this change. The reason is that the player is forced to change the entry angle of the ball and this can give the feeling of restarting the game. So now you know: Make sure you have the right grip from the start.
Coordination is fundamental
Coordination in padel is a fundamental aspect to be able to hit the ball at the right time and in the right position. Therefore, the movement of the legs to make adjustments and to place us in the perfect place in relation to the ball is very important. When you’re at the beginning, it’s normal to be too close or too far from the ball until we learn to read its trajectory and speed. There is no doubt that one of the most common mistakes made by inexperienced padel players is to hit the ball forward without properly optimizing the direction or strength.
Pay attention to your position to avoid mistakes in pade tennis
The position in the field is precisely defined when we are in the fund and more variable, when we are on the net. Depending on where the ball is in the opposing field, we position ourselves forward or further back. Inexperienced padel players tend to forget the position, not to position themselves correctly and not to move in time or too swinging. This way we use more strength and get tired faster.
Ball hit, that’s how you do it right!
One of the most common mistakes in playing padel tennis that causes us to send the ball towards the crystal without jumping into the opposite field is that it is knocked back arbitrarily. Hitting the ball is not only about strength, but also about control, balance and planning, knowing where to throw it. In order to play padel tennis properly and to avoid such beginners mistakes, one should pay attention to the rules and the technique, because we want the ball to stay in the field as long as possible. The longer the game, the better. Amateurs can easily avoid this mistake by simply training the impact and setback frequently and trying to determine the direction of the stroke. So choose beforehand where the ball should go. In the beginning, patience is everything!
Beginners, control and optimization
Another common beginner mistakes in padel that we often see is the use of strength but no control when playing.. We often form the ball from any position without paying attention to the technique and strength of the stroke. This can result in the player either not hitting the ball or hitting it too far. So when playing padel tennis, you should first train the movement that you have to consider when hitting a ball. Most padel tennis clubs and clubs offer courses. You can find more on our blog Padelnuestro.com, on the Spanish site, videos with introductions to the movement and hitting of the ball.
Bend your knees!
It’s natural to see beginners hit the ball with almost no squats. Even in the lower balls, they tend to bend their backs rather than their knees. It is therefore important to understand how this leg movement enables us to perform each action more precisely and quickly. So it is extremely important, also for your health, that you bend your knees while playing paddle. This way you can avoid important injuries during the game and have more fun doing it.
Very good article. I totally agree with it.
Coordination can seem complicated and overwhelming for many players at first, but over time, many of them improve it without realising it.
Practice makes perfect!