Originally Posted by LeeD
In other words, do you start drills facing the net, but moving mostly sideways along the baseline. You want to simulute tennis related movements, not track movements.
tennis specific movement would be move fast, swing, recover, move fast again to next random position, swing, etc. the pelvis balance should be different between swinging and moving quickly (accelerate or deccelerate). this is not track stuff but basic coordination stuff. highly coordinated player will do this without knowing. by increasing the range of motion of pelvis and control of its balance anyone can improve coordination. but be warned stretching muscles around pelvis is an art on its own. not easy but I'm just saying that is the proper way to really improve quickness.