For simplicity sake, assume that all techniques are performed by a right-handed player, since I am right-handed. I've been noticing this a lot ever since wooden rackets were abandoned but just never remember to ask this on the forums. Is it correct to step into your forehand with your left foot? If so, then is hitting flat-footed, or hitting off the right foot, incorrect? I have seen many pros, including those that are ranked top 10 in the world hitting their shots either flat-footed, or off their inner foot. However, in the past, I swear all of my different coaches have told me to never hit a ball flat-footed or off my right foot. I still see other coaches telling their students to step into their shots and never hit flat-footed. In my own experience, I usually step into my shots when I am fully prepared and on the offensive, meaning I'm the one moving my opponents around the court. However, when I'm being moved around or when I get to a shot too late to prepare for it, I tend to hit it flat-footed since it requires less time and it's easier for me to move after my shot to maybe chase down another shot. I'm sure there is no correct and definite answer to this question but all I'm asking for is maybe a list of the pros and cons of stepping into your shots and another list of pros and cons for why a person should hit flat-footed as well.