Originally Posted by mightyrick
I have to say, I love the wall also. One of my favorite wall drills is going from forehand to backhand. However, the last two times I've turned an ankle, I did it while doing wall work.
I pride myself on footwork and balance. The thing I hate about wall work is the insanely jerky footwork and footspeed you need to get into position. If you hit with pace, it really causes you to rush around like crazy. It can be dangerous.
Yah, I know what you mean. It's mitigated somewhat by the fact that you know where the ball's going to go when it leaves your racquet but it's still hard to get into position sometimes. One bad thing about the wall is that you can get used to not getting back to neutral position or split stepping because you know where the ball's going.
I hope the ankle is better soon.