Rallies are typically longer on clay, on average eight to 10 shots and use 30 per cent more space than other surfaces,” says Andrea Fierro, JMT Head Coach. “Master your balance in open stance, as you will play more cross court than on other surfaces, and reinforce your core area to rotate even more.”

Top Tip: Basket work!  Load onto your outside leg and ask a friend to send you balls in this position. It’s important to feel your outside leg pushing off the ground towards the ball.

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.