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Offline Mystify

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« on: August 07, 2006, 08:43:57 PM »
I need help. I practice alot of tennis & i do all these tennis and footwork drills and i get sick of doing some over and over and over, and i dont know if they are even helping. Does anyone have any footwork and tennis drills they can share with me????

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 08:45:50 PM »
Footwork aren't meant to be fun, I'm sure the ones you are doing ARE helping you.  Footwork is a key part of the game so you should keep doing them, they can only help they can't hurt.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 09:19:11 PM »
I dont really know wich ones to do i have like  1 or 2 drills, do you know any more??

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 06:43:25 AM »
Well when you come to Japan there is this is court called omni and OH  MY GOD you need the best footwork in the world to play it.....


Well Im doing this drill that you move sideways when a partner throws to you the ball and you have to jump to get it..  

Its pretty hard....


Well try it...

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006, 10:09:57 AM »
Thanks !!! I will try it!

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2006, 12:53:40 PM »
Try the one were you have like 7 or 8 balls at places on the court and you see how long it takes to collect them. You put on at the baseline were the corner of the singles court is at each side(2 balls), then one at each side were the service line hits the service line, then two right up at the net on the singles lines, then one on the T at the service line. Then you run like you were making an M, and take one ball at a time.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006, 05:47:03 PM »
thanks

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2006, 09:34:09 PM »
Yes we all need to work on foot work becasue its very important.

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2006, 09:52:19 PM »
I've never really thought of foot work it just came to me im a fast guy tholl i can get to anything maybe that has something to do with it/
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2006, 08:11:21 AM »
Quote from: "blisteringboom"
I've never really thought of foot work it just came to me im a fast guy tholl i can get to anything maybe that has something to do with it/



Are you nadal or what? ;;)

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2006, 04:20:44 PM »
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I've never really thought of foot work it just came to me im a fast guy tholl i can get to anything maybe that has something to do with it/


But you should always practice footwork cause even the fastest players work on their footwork, thats why they are so fast, the more footwork the faster you get

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2006, 04:55:51 PM »
significance of footwork:

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April 10, 2006–Whenever our strokes fail most of us assume our swing is to blame. But my observation is that the majority of errors in tennis occur when players stop moving their feet as much as they normally do, forcing them to use their hands in unpracticed ways to compensate for their poor positioning. And all too often the predictable result is a ball that goes into the net or outside the lines.

Tennis is a game of movement and good preparation. The best players know this and pay special attention to their footwork. Need evidence? Consider this. The pros average about 10-12 steps between each ball they hit in a rally (around 8-10 if they get into a crosscourt exchange where the ball is hit too deep for the opponent to change the direction without a high risk factor); strong high school players and fair college players about 8-10; 4.0-4.5 players about 6-8; 3.0-3.5 players about 4-6; and 2.5-3.0 players only take an average of 2-4 steps between shots in a point.

Want to raise your level of play? Clearly, one way to do it is to add more steps to your preparation. In fact, if you aim for an average of 12 steps between shots your level of play will sky rocket. Guaranteed. Oh, by the way, if you think this doesn't apply to you because you play doubles, think again. The Bryan brothers often take 20 steps between
shots when they play.—Ken Dehart, USPTA and PTR Master Pro
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2006, 05:29:38 PM »
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April 10, 2006–Whenever our strokes fail most of us assume our swing is to blame. But my observation is that the majority of errors in tennis occur when players stop moving their feet


Excellent wilson. Footwork has nothing to do with being fast.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2006, 08:45:36 PM »
Its a very big part of the game and it does help with movement but yes it duz make u make erors on your stroke

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2006, 09:35:07 PM »
Quote from: "Babblelot"
Quote from: "wilsonboy"
significance of footwork:

April 10, 2006–Whenever our strokes fail most of us assume our swing is to blame. But my observation is that the majority of errors in tennis occur when players stop moving their feet


Excellent wilson. Footwork has nothing to do with being fast.



Actually it does soething good to be fast...  Even though your footworks great if your not fast they'll run you side to side..... :(

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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2006, 06:02:24 AM »
I don't think he's saying that there's no advantage to being fast, just that you don't always have to be fast in most cases.
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2006, 07:54:58 AM »
Quote from: "wilsonboy"
I don't think he's saying that there's no advantage to being fast, just that you don't always have to be fast in most cases.


Oh if he means that hes absoultly right!! :))