Owning Your Game On Red Clay

Lyon, France --  From the stadium courts of Lyon ATP Tour 250, just before a practice session with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, I walked the courts to check the condition of the clay. While working with players, I heard and overheard so many complaints about the conditions of the clay, and the ability to manage the point when the ball is jumping around.

I took a minute to reflect and offer my thoughts to players on video.
My overarching message was the following:
"Own your position, not your circumstance. Remember that you are the potter and this is the clay!"

TAKE JC CLAY COURT TENNIS SURVEY

I feel more vulnerable when I am:
I feel more vulnerable when I am:
Sliding from well behind the baseline.
Sliding into the court towards the net.
Approaching the net volleying.
Having to hit an underspin (slice) backhand.
Changing directions when moving.
Playing defense against an aggressive player.
 

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