“Adapting your tactics and technique to clay are important characteristics of good clay-court players,” explains Andrea Fierro, JMT Head Coach. “Generally clay-court players are more defensive using heavy top-spin shots, but things can change quickly and players turn into ruthless attacking warriors at the net!”

Top tip: Stand way back behind your baseline and aim to clear the net by a four metre security margin. Then come two metres inside the court and practise hitting the ball on a straight trajectory from up to down. 

Jonathan Markson Tennis offers tennis coaching holidays in spectacular locations. If you are looking for clay-court tennis then try their venues in Barcelona, Mallorca, Lake Garda, Venice and Andalucia. Coaching is typically three hours each morning with plenty of time to explore or relax by the beach in the afternoon.