Originally Posted by coaching32yrs
Track speed does not equate to tennis speed. I've read that Federer has average "track" speed for a pro tennis player, but his court speed is off the charts. It's all about anticipating, reading the way the opponent's body and racquet line up, and knowing tendencies. Some players have the super natural ability to put all this together and get a quicker start to the ball. Athleticism for tennis is not measured by your time in the 40.
If you have any players on or near the same road as my player PLEASE preach that to them.