Playing in rainy weather is not easy but still possible. If you don't have access to an indoor court but you have an irrepressible desire for a game, here are some tips to challenge the opposite elements.

Are you sure you want to play? 

It might sound naive as a question, but are you sure you risk stepping outside when the track is wet? Light rain will not prevent you from playing, but it increases the risk of slips and injuries. Anyway, like when the temperatures are low, you have to spend some time warming up and not neglecting the clothing so as not to catch a cold.

Get out tight!

Playing on slippery ground obviously has nothing to do with a game played on a dry track. It's like in Formula 1 or Moto GP, you have to have the right soles to adhere to the coating. As rightly pointed out Mr Paddel Padel, artificial turf pitches are slippery, which limits body movements. This lack of stability causes falls. It is therefore forbidden to throw ourselves thoughtlessly! Better to lose a point than to lose your balance and get hurt.


Take care of your style!

Who says rain says wet balls and therefore heavier. Your game must therefore adapt to this data. The longer the match lasts, the more balls will complicate the good performance of the exchanges. This will work your concentration since in addition to your support, you will need to position yourself as well as possible to strike with the center of the pala. The same goes when you have to play with the walls. In such a case, it is better to avoid letting the ball touch the glass and spend as much time as possible on the fly because if the ball slides on the glass, throwing effectively will be very difficult if not impossible.

There are a number of factors that must first be taken into consideration that will influence a style of play that will be different from that which can be practiced on the dry courts.
The balls as they absorb the water get heavier and heavier. It will therefore be essential to hit the ball in the center of the racket, so as not to weaken it first, then to bring the ball into the field!

François Miguel Boudet Journalist padel sport

I am a sports journalist living in Barcelona and obviously a fan of padel.

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