Tennis Footwork for Better Contact
Tennis Footwork 101
It doesn’t matter if you have perfect looking strokes. If you aren’t in position to hit the ball correctly it is tough to hit the ball properly.
Here are 4 keys to making sure your tennis footwork is top notch:
- Make sure you move to the ball and get there early. This allows yourself to set-up to prepare for the stroke.
- The distance between you and the ball needs to be about a racquet and arms length away. Being too close will feel like you are being jammed and being too far will cause you to miss the ball entirely.
- The contact height should be around waist level. Having the ball too high or too low will make it tough to execute and be consistent.
- The contact point should be out in front of you. Hitting the ball too early or late will cause to ball to go left or right. By having the contact point out in front, it will be easier to generate power.