Footwork HELP

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by diegete26, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. diegete26

    diegete26 Guest

    I've only been playing tennis for just over a year and I'm starting to play competitive matches. Every time I get on the court, my feet/legs feel heavy and my movement can get pretty lazy. Does anyone have a specific warm up routine or way to reduce this problem?

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  2. Bagumbawalla

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    If you are serious about tennis and improving, then start running to build endurance. If you are tired during a match your footwork and form will suffer.

    As to footwork, try the jumprope (best all-round), try running up stairs in various patterns, also, recently, I used a balance board- a board that lays on a cylinder and you shift your weight back and forth. I think it would also be good for footwork (but possibly dangerous).
     
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  3. Seifersquall1

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    Do split steps.
     
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