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looseswing
05-14-2006, 03:24 PM
Well i just saw this clip of federer and hewitt. I just wanted to point out the footwork he uses. Look at how he almost never runs, always split steps, uses a lot of side shuffles and crossovers. Also when he does have to run it is always balanced and he uses smaller but quicker steps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF78LW5e028&search=federer

BeachTennis
05-14-2006, 03:29 PM
Well i just saw this clip of federer and hewitt. I just wanted to point out the footwork he uses. Look at how he almost never runs, always split steps, uses a lot of side shuffles and crossovers. Also when he does have to run it is always balanced and he uses smaller but quicker steps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF78LW5e028&search=federer


That is a sick point !

That was the dance of tennis

http://www.danceoftennis.com/

Bungalo Bill
05-14-2006, 10:30 PM
Well i just saw this clip of federer and hewitt. I just wanted to point out the footwork he uses. Look at how he almost never runs, always split steps, uses a lot of side shuffles and crossovers. Also when he does have to run it is always balanced and he uses smaller but quicker steps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF78LW5e028&search=federer

You are not even close to matching BeachTennis's dumb stuff. Out of his 100 or so posts, 99% of them have to be junk. So you have a ways to go. :)

Every pro has good footwork. Some are better than others but all of them incorporate good footwork patterns and speed for the most part.

When you look at a pros footwork watch a couple things:

1. The recovery move. When Federer hits, a lot of times he will adjust his feet for the recovery while in the air and as he followsthrough. He then pushes off or moves to the recovery position once his feet hit the ground.

2. If they do "run" a little for the ball, watch the head. If it stays level they are well trained. If it bounces a little they need more work in "keeping the head quiet". Keeping the head quiet does a lot of things, especially when you come to net. The main thing it does is helps your eyes not to jiggle or bounce in your sockets. Therefore, you get a better look at the ball heading towards you.