As we know, in the Padel, the vocabulary is often in Spanish, the original language of sport. We then often speak of Bandeja and Vibora, But what is it ? And how to make them well? Our team of specialists (with the welcome help of François Authier, top 10 French) Has looked into these shots which, well mastered, can make you pass a course.
The high balls at the Padel are very often used, especially to lob an opponent and send him back to the bottom of the court. But when the lob is too short, several solutions are available to you so as not to lose the net position. The first one : SMASH. This is often the solution that we adopt first, especially when we comes from tennis, but it is not necessarily the most effective. A well -placed blow, with more or less effect can be much more annoying for the opponent and thus put it in difficulty. And this is where the Bandeja and the Vibora are involved.
La Bandeja: Ideal for repelling your opponents.
The Bandeja (Spanish tray) is a rather defensive blow, used to keep the net position and hinder the opponent in his recovery. With a preparation at the head, the Bandeja is a play played flat or cut but the racket must be placed in the tray position to ensure maximum safety in the blow. It will then be necessary to best accompany your ball to gain precision and place the ball wherever you want by finishing the gesture in scarf. Here, the wrist is locked, it does not move.
To illustrate all this, here is a video to better understand how to make this gesture with Sanyo GUITERREZ, world number 5:
Vibora: put your opponents in difficulty.
Unlike the Bandeja, Vibora is a attack, used to complete the points or at least get opportunities to finish. This blow requires a different preparation, with a racket that will come behind the head to give maximum effect to the ball in order to surprise your opponents with the rebound that will spark on the glass. For the Vibora (viper in Spanish), you have to take the ball later, when it is on the descent, to make it shave the net and Thus limit the height of the rebound. The movement of the wrist is accentuated at the end of the gesture to give the effect that will prevent the ball from going up after the rebound.
To make your best Viboras, we offer an explanatory video with Sanyo GUIERREZ who has one of the best vibora in the world:
Thanks to this article, you now know everything about Bandeja and Vibora. These two strokes are among the essentials of the padel. To progress at a certain level, you have to know how to master them and have A racket that corresponds to your style will help you improve your game! For that, do not hesitate to contact one of our experts.
Discover other articles on the different strokes of the Padel such as the Smash by 3 on our Padel blog.