How to Play Tennis in Changing Weather Conditions


In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany talks about the difficulties of changing playing conditions in tennis.

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  1. Fe Batoon
    September 6, 2018 at 8:59 pm · Reply

    Hi! Thank you for the advice. Especially on the wind part. I’ll try not to force it from now on. Quick Question: Where is the print button? Thanks in advance!

  2. Curtis
    April 16, 2017 at 4:29 pm · Reply

    Good day Jorge,
    I find playing in wind was quite humbling until I realized that you may have to compensate your normal toss, and stroke to reduce frustration.
    As a recreation player of many years I still find learning new spins and applying slice returns challenging with the wind.
    Thank you again for your insight on playing in inclement weather.

    Please keep up the good works,

  3. Joel Schwartz
    April 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm · Reply

    Thanks for all you do for us hackers!
    Condition play was very helpful.
    Two wind idea’s…. take the ball early, forget lobbing.
    If playing doubles, alley hits can be challenging.


  4. Nick D Alexandru
    April 14, 2017 at 9:52 pm · Reply

    I live in Monterey and it’s windy quite often here, and I agree with what Jorge presented in this video. If this helps anyone, I would add to the “windy” situation that you should be very focused on your footwork and keep setting up until the very last moment, I think many players set their feet too soon and then the ball drifts away from their hitting zone, so then they make more mistakes. Also, be aware of the wind direction and adjust accordingly for every ball. Stay calm and accept the wind as it is, and like Jorge said, be ok with playing uglier shots than usual, I noticed the player that accepts the conditions will be the winner most of the time; when I play, if I see or hear my opponent complaining about the conditions, I know I have a good chance of winning the match, because my opponent is not focused on the game, but rather on things that are out of his control.

  5. Naji Karam
    April 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm · Reply

    Thank you. I appreciate your insight on such a difficult topic to both understand and to tackle head on. I believe that you completely nailed your presentation and everything that you said simply made sense. I just wanted to thank you for your info that I can apply right away to my game.

    Your friend and fan,

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