Fed up with the same old fan drills? Bored with jumping rope? You're
All right then, here's a different footwork drill for you. It's challenging
and fun and it's tennis-specific and you can develop racket skills at
the same time. What you do is you find someone to practise with, you go
on court and rally using just the service boxes. One of you hits crosscourt
and the other hits down the line. Change over after a few minutes. Once
you've got the hang of it and you're managing to keep the rallies going
fairly easily, try doing the same but using inside-out shots, i.e. run
outside the line of the ball and play forehands on your backhand wing
and backhands on your forehand wing.
When you're really, really good at it, have a go at doing the same on
the full-size court.