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Communication can make you win a game!

Is communication that important? Communication is one of the forgotten parts within twenty-ten, many players don't usually communicate enough and this often takes its toll in matches. Knowing how to...

Is communication that important?

Communication is one of the forgotten parts within twenty-ten, many players don't usually communicate enough and this often takes its toll in matches. Knowing how to communicate and knowing how to convey the message is very important for the couple to be solid. Your partner is your eyes when your vision is focused on the ball.

Many players indicate that they prefer to give the information to signal to their partner where to play the ball. Instead, other players prefer to indicate where not to throw it. Due to the speed of the ball, the message must be concise and clear, since there is not enough time to say everything.

It must be taken into account that you cannot speak until the rival has executed his blow, otherwise the point will be considered lost. When it comes to transmitting, you need to be chivalrous and you can't start shouting, shouting and doing things that are unnecessary for the future of the game, otherwise you will be penalized and above all, nobody wants to play with you, apart from being classified as the radio of the club.

Paddle tennis is a sport where the state of mind is very important, so breaking down, fighting and similar attitudes will not be welcomed or accepted by your partner. A couple has a much better chance of winning if they are well connected than two angry partners.

Can you train?

Yes , it can be trained when a tactical training is being carried out. According to the rival's movements, the player who is not playing should indicate rival positions. In paddle tennis, communication is not trained, but the message and speed are trained ; it is enough that it is useful for your partner .

From an emotional point of view

From a SideSpin point of view we consider that it is one of the most important things to form a good pair; Getting to know each other off the track is a plus when it comes to making a block on the field. There are two ways to know yourself in the emotional field:
  • Play many games together:

Continuity with a partner makes communication more fluid, since you know the other person and you can better see their emotions and know when to transmit what messages.
  • Getting to know each other off the track:

Having a friendship off the track will make you gain confidence and know how your partner accepts your comments and above all know how your partner receives your words and how he transmits them.

Communication before the game

Before starting to compete it is advisable to have a previous conversation with your partner. In this conversation, the strategy to follow will be drawn up, so that the couple is a block and does not break if things take time to come out or do not come out in that match. This communication must be calm in a friendly way and deal with issues that drive any padel player to the head as they are; the balls to the center and the indications. The couple must decide who takes the balls in the center because that area of ​​the field is where the most points are lost. Then, it is necessary to know how your partner indicates; " Mine stays " to know who is mine.

Another issue that must be dealt with is the level of communication, there are players who don't stop giving directions which may be good for some players, on the other side there are also players who don't accept so many directions. These players prefer to take advantage of the time between points to communicate or they have plenty of indications from their rivals whenever it is required.

Look at it practically:

Communication during the match

During the game, good communication can change the game . Many players when they go up on the scoreboard are very good teammates, but when they go down they stop communicating, and this only makes things worse.

The three bases on which good communication in paddle tennis is sustained are: speed, brevity and as concise as possible . If a partner is able to transmit it to you in 3 words and at the same time you understand it, it will be a great advance in your game, since you will have time to decide how to play with the information you have already received.

Many players indicate in a very low tone of voice, since they consider that the rival does not listen to them that way. Not only the rival, your partner is not going to listen to you either and he is not going to receive the information well . This usually happens when playing in a club with many courts close together, or when playing outdoors and there is a lot of noise outside.

The rivals also play, which is why they often change their positions once the information has already been transmitted. It is a strategy that carries its risk since you are not in an appropriate position, but it can make you doubt when making the blow.

communication between points

Communication between points is essential when it comes to forming a solid couple, they are the most important twenty seconds and should be the best used. In these twenty seconds the players should encourage each other while clarifying any doubts that arise. The players must be respectful and never reproach their partner for anything , since in this way the only thing that is achieved is to sink them and they enter a failure loop that is not convenient for either of the two players in the pair.

Look at it practically:

Communication after the game

If you are an amateur player, this may be the part that you like the most, since it is the moment in which the highlights of the game are discussed over a beer. Although they are moments in which you are already more relaxed, you can always take positive aspects and improvements for the following games.

In the opposite case, that is, a professional player, communication with the teammate after the game is over is very important. Not only will we have this conversation when you lose, but it's also very important to have it when you win. Sure the tones of voice and understanding are very different, but it is just as useful when you lose as when you win.

In this post-match conversation , all the things to improve will come out, all those match situations in which they have earned us points or in which we could have gotten more out of our game. The analysis of the match is very important since there are moments of the match that it is necessary for an external vision of the couple to see the failures.

It is very normal that, within the game, there is so much concentration that we are not able to see the mistakes we are making. So a coach, or the players themselves with a cool head begin to extract the positive and negative points. Many times these conversations serve to iron out rough edges that have arisen within the party and it is very important to keep the couple's flame active.

Nonverbal communication; the great forgotten

Many times during a game we don't realize it and when our partner fails, our face can be a poem and this can weaken our partner. Non-verbal communication is very difficult to control , but it must often be kept neutral for the good of the couple and the future of the match. Gestures can sink our partner and make him lose his temper in the same way as losing the game. It must be taken into account that there are gestures that can penalize us with warnings (warnings) by the match referee: how to kick a ball, hit the glass with the shovel or even throw a ball into the sky.

Not only does the negative part stand out, but a smile, a gesture with the hand or any sign of encouragement can change the feelings or thoughts of our partner and refloat them. There are people who know how to communicate without saying words and many times it can be much more effective than many words. Nonverbal communication is a communication that can infect the partner the most . It is recommended to always be positive in gestures and movements, thus generating positive synergies with your partner.

Communication through constructive criticism .

A clear difference must be made between knowing how to communicate and knowing how to criticize, in addition to the fact that this must always be constructive. In these cases there are certain things that should be avoided in all ways:
  1. Make feel guilty:

It is a game for two and if you win you win for both and if you lose you lose for both. Criticism cannot generate that feeling of guilt in your partner, the only thing it can generate is that every time he plays with you he loses confidence and shrugs him off.
  1. Boost self-confidence:

Make the teammate see that he is a good player and rebuild that lost confidence. Generate that positive attitude that returns to play at your level and returning to the level you usually play.
  1. Always aspects of the game:

You should not focus on personal things, but always refer to the game, and as its name indicates, one plays to have fun. You cannot sink him with unfortunate comments.
  1. Hear:

Your criticism may be very well founded and explained, but at the same time you have to know what your partner thinks and his point of view.

Tips to improve your communication:

  • To avoid:

  1. Let's put ball
  2. But what are you doing
  3. that was easy
  4. Wake up, the set is leaving us
  5. let me solve it myself
  6. Blows (ufff)
  • To make:

  1. Let's get them out you can with everything
  2. calm down you are playing well
  3. A wink
  4. A simple high five (Beware of Covid)

In general, a good climate must be maintained in the couple at the same time as giving security to the partner. This is a matter of two, in the same way that at one moment it can be your partner, later it can be you. "Do not do what you would not like to be done to you. Act with the rest as you would like them to act with you.

Take a look at it here in a practical way and try if these tips help you:


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