Tennis Footwork is probably the number 1 most misunderstood skill behind successful tennis.
Most players realise that footwork is vital for their success but the majority of them don’t really understand how to go about improving it.
The sad thing is that unlike most of the other components that make up great tennis, footwork is something EVERYBODY can improve regardless of age and ability.
Footwork is also the one component that can transform your game to new heights without you having to pick up a racket or learn a bunch of new shots.
Often, when a player hits a “wall” with their game and they don’t seem to be improving like they once were, a period of improving their footwork breathes new life into them and propels them to new heights…….but what exactly can improved footwork do for you?
Well, here 3 great reasons why you need to start working on your tennis footwork…..TODAY!!
The thing about having poor footwork is that you are often left to play the only shots open to you because other more suitable shots are out of reach because of your poor positioning. Normally what happens is that players still go for these “more suitable” shots and miss them because their poor footwork and court coverage meant that the shot just wasn’t on.
Improving your footwork means you get to balls sooner and in better positions than ever before and this gives you a greater choice about what to do with the ball. Crosscourt, down the line, deep or angled… the choice is yours and not only are you are well placed to play it you soon begin to see an improvement in your shot selection.
REDUCED UNFORCED ERRORS
Reducing unforced errors is the quickest way to see your tennis results dramatically improve and this is true for all levels of the game but especially at the club level where the ability to hit lots of winners is usually less than in the Pro game. Not having to play shots from too close to the ball or too far away helps you to keep the unforced errors down whilst keeping your chances of winning the match……up!!
As your footwork improves and you get to the ball in good time and in good positions, you increase your ability to strike the ball with more power. You get to use your legs better and drive into the ball which only leads to one thing…..more powerful shots and a headache for your opponents.
So, think about that – if you can increase your shot options, reduce unforced errors & hit with more power….do you think that would make you a better player?
Well improving your footwork can do that for you (& more) and as I said before, you don’t need to learn any new shots….all this will happen with the game you have already.
The best news of all, is that you only need 10 minutes at a time to start seeing a difference in the way you move & play.