Understanding and Improving Footwork

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Working on Recovering Efficiently

Working on Recovering Efficiently

Stopping your momentum and recovering in one fluid efficient movement pattern is one of the most important skills for a tennis player. The goal is to move efficiently without wasting steps. In this video you will understand the theory a...

Move Diagonally Towards the Ball

Move Diagonally Towards the Ball

Moving diagonally towards the ball is much more efficient than moving parallel to the baseline. Not only will you have shorter running distances but you will hit closer to the net taking time away from the opponent. To get a...

Use The open Stance on Wide Balls

Use The open Stance on Wide Balls

In terms of footwork, an open stance is more efficient when moving to wide balls because it allows the player to return towards the middle of the court without having to take additional steps. Take a look at how this works. ...

Recover with a Sense of Urgency

Recover with a Sense of Urgency

Recovering towards the middle of the court effectively after each shot can make a huge difference on your ability to cover the court. Use the same intensity to recover than you use to run to the ball. Recover immediately and quickly. ...

Stop your Momentum for Better Movement

Stop your Momentum for Better Movement

Avoiding extra lateral steps when running for wide balls will make a huge difference on your ability to cover the court. Rotating the hips as you hit and using the outside leg to stop the lateral momentum is the best way to make sure th...

Always Start Fast then Slow Down effective movement

Always Start Fast then Slow Down

The key to hitting your shots in balance is to get to the ball with enough time to set up before you hit. If you are rushed as you are hitting your chances of making more errors will increase. Always start to the ball quickly and then sl...

Understanding the Split Step

Understanding the Split Step

Tennis is a game of constant starting, stopping and changes of direction. In order to change directions quickly and effectively you need to be in balance. The split step is the key to efficient movement. Understand it and practice it un...

just move

Just Move!

Tennis is a game of movement. The better you move the better you play and great movement requires quick reaction. On court you have to be intense, on your toes and ready to chase any shot. There is no room for trying to evaluate if you s...

How to Slide on Clay

How to Slide on Clay

Sliding on clay is one of the most important skills to improve your movement on that surface. Here are a few concepts that will help you understand and practice how to do this. To get access to the videos and premium media, ...