The padel smash

The Padel Smash

How to hit the padel smash?

The padel smash is the shot with the most amount of errors because a lot of beginners or tennis players tend to smash the ball as hard as possible. Obviously, the harder you hit the ball, the more satisfied you are, but this is not always the best way to hit it. 


The padel smash has the same common error as in the back glass video, for example: the wrong shot selection. Whatever position players have in the field, they try to always go for the smash. This is mostly because they do not know how to hit a bandeja. If you’re a beginner, you probably win all the hard smashes you play, however, if you have opponents that realise that they can let the ball bounce of the glass and then make a point, you’ll probably lose these points. 


The contact point is another mistake we see a lot. You always want to hit the smash above your head with either a topspin smash by brushing away from the ball with your racket or a flat smash by hitting the ball a bit more to the side of the body. Whatever smash you are planning to hit, you should always make sure you stick to your first choice. If you’re changing your shot selection during the position of the smash, you probably end up hitting a useless ball. Always try to avoid this!


The direction of the smash is also a big issue for a lot of players. Most of the time, we see players hit the ball in the middle of the field. This results in an easy ball bouncing from the back glass and your opponents are able to play an easy ball back. Try to aim your smash in the corner of the glass, so when the ball hits the glass it will bounce out of the court. In this way, you make sure that your opponents is not able to even play the ball back. 


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