The four basic strokes of learning to the padel
Once you have learnt the rules of padel, it’s time to start learning padel technique. A series of relatively simple strokes that will raise your level when learning to play padel. We will cover the four basic strokes that you should always have in stock when playing padel.
Playing padel, as in other sports, there are different methods and techniques that you need to perfect in order to have maximum fun when moving on the padel court. Four basic movements that will allow you to gain the full confidence you need for your matches and learning to play padel.
This movement is essential for starting a padel game. And it is that a good serve will allow you to take the initiative in the padel game, creating more opportunities to play it according to the tactics adopted.
The technique is very simple, just stand behind the service line, hold the ball in your hands, let it go so that it hits the court surface and on the bounce, at waist level, hit the ball to make it reach the opposite side of the opponent’s court.
The reverse, right-handed shot with a closed racket.
This shot is one of the most used, and it requires more complete padel training. But it is also true that dominating this motion will increase your chances of success in every padel game.
To do it correctly, we must take the palu with our right hand, if we are right-handed, in a classic continental grip, bring it back from the left, and at waist level hit the ball successfully finishing the shot.
The backhand shot at the net.
The main objective of a forehand shot at the net is to surprise a couple of opponents. It is a shot when playing padel that will allow you to knock out your opponents, increasing your chances of winning.
Its realisation must be fast, applying the necessary effect and giving all possible force to hit the opposite side of the court, thus making it very difficult for the opponents. The flying shot at the net is made from the right and left.
The smack shot is the most aggressive shot in the padel game. A well-executed stroke movement contributes to a winning point.
To execute it perfectly, we must focus maximum power at the moment of impact with the goal that the ball shoots out like a rocket, bouncing off the opponent’s court surface and out of the padel court.