Footwork Quick Tips and Exercises
Scott Baker | Tennis4you
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Footwork Quick Tips:
1. Never stop running for a ball. Give yourself a chance,
you might be faster than you think.
2. Take a split step right before your opponent hits each
3. Take smaller steps to adjust to each ball hit to you.
4. Move up to short balls early to be more aggressive
with your shots.
5. Return to the center of the court immediately after
each shot you hit.
6. Step into your shots and keep your weight moving forward.
7. Watch the pros and study how they move their feet and
what they do before, during and after they hit each shot. Some
great examples to study are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Kim Clijsters
and Justine Henin-Hardenne.
Exercises for Become Quicker:
Being a fast mover on the court can pay dividends on the court.
You put all kinds of extra pressure on your opponent if you can
run down more shots. A lot of opponents try to go for more on
their shots than they are use to when they play faster players.
Usually that results in your opponents hitting more errors. Work
on your speed and be sure to practice exercises to help you move
faster around the court. Below are some general exercises you
can do to help increase your speed.
2. General Running
3. Jump Rope
In addition, here is a link to the Tennis4you Workshop Footwork
Drill section that will provide you with footwork drill on the
tennis court: http://www.tennis4you.com/workshop/footwork/footwork.htm
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