- ETI 017 Moving to the Ball
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Tennis – moving and hitting – not really much more to it. Quicker players have an advantage, consistent power hitters have an advantage.
When it comes to improving the moving, the footwork, your getting to the ball and recovering back to center – there are many training methods to chose from. The first and most obvious choice concerns weight training, where stronger muscles may help you “explode” to the ball. Another variation includes actual dance and balance exercises, where the goal becomes moving with more grace and less effort.
But no matter your current performance, or your training methods, consider the following question.
“You are positioned on the baseline – ready to go in either direction – you see the ball is coming wide and fast to your forehand side (this assumes you are right handed) – which foot do you move first and where? Said another way, how do you initiate quick movement to the ball?
As you can probably imagine, I have a few ideas on this topic.