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06-17-2013 12:25 AM
Chip & Charge I used to do loads of ladder exercises - really good for working on quick little steps

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06-13-2013 01:44 AM
Re: Best way to train footwork?

Try some pylometrics

There are some good videos on you tube - including tennis pro training.

Also kettlebell swings and squats help with my agility but not speed.

l also like skipping and sprints plus I run the lines on court sometimes.

Also stretch - ideally being able to do the slits or get very close
06-04-2013 02:44 AM
Re: Best way to train footwork?

A long march to a gulag.
06-01-2013 04:41 PM
Re: Best way to train footwork?

Originally Posted by @Sweet Cleopatra View Post
playing matches...
06-01-2013 08:00 AM
@Sweet Cleopatra
Re: Best way to train footwork?

playing matches...
05-31-2013 01:52 AM
Re: Best way to train footwork?

Rallies are really the best way since you need to incorporate the ball's distance away from you when you hit a shot since you don't want the ball to be too close or too far which is done by having the right footwork. I mean off the court I can only suggest doing foot and running drills that improve your strength and stamina for your feet and legs which could translate to better footwork since you'll be more fit which would potentially allow you to stay fresh in a match so you don't get sloppy which is very common.

However, if you aren't satisfied, taking a personal video of your hitting session will definitely help you analyze where you can improve. One thing to try to incorporate in your footwork is to be bouncing a bit during rallies. Some players like Ferrer or Nadal bounce around a lot whereas someone like Djokovic is pretty calm at the back of the court only making a burst of movement when he makes the split step in order to react to the next shot. That split step can be very helpful in reaction properly and getting your feet in position for the shot.

In short, just a lot of on court practice is truly the best way to improve. Footwork can be very difficult for some players as many are naturally quite good whereas some certainly have poor footwork. Playing complementary sports like soccer can also help.
05-29-2013 08:53 AM
Rational Racquet
Best way to train footwork?

What is the best way to train footwork? Not only movement to the ball but positioning of the feet when I get there?

I feel that hitting rallies doesn't sufficiently work enough in this area.

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