Fine-tuning on clay for Singapore duo ahead of Paris event

Twelve-year-old Adithya Suresh has been working on his agility and speed, among other things, to prepare for the slower courts.
Twelve-year-old Adithya Suresh has been working on his agility and speed, among other things, to prepare for the slower courts.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

The intricacies involved in playing tennis on a clay court means one has to master the art of the slide. That does not come naturally to Singaporeans Adithya Suresh and Sarah Anne Wong, more familiar with playing on hard courts, which are more common here.

The pair have spent the past few weeks training on the clay courts of the Savitar Tennis Centre at Fairmont Singapore and are eager to put their lessons into practice at this week's Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament in Paris.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'Fine-tuning on clay for duo ahead of Paris event'. Print Edition | Subscribe