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The importance of footwork in tennis: Part 1

Posted on April 22, 2014 in Strategy and Tips

PART 1

What can we consider “footwork”?

Footwork is all the movements the body and feet have to do in order to hit the ball from the best position and technique.

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Foot positioning and mobility during impact will affect the whole body. Good foot movement usually means a stable position in order to strike the ball at the best spot. Players that are not focused on this part of the game, with a bad position during the strike, will not be comfortable and therefore the hit will not be as good as desired. In addition, footwork is not based on large movements, but on good adjustments of the final steps that are always shorter and faster than the others. (more…)