Originally Posted by user92626
I don't know why I feel I'm very slow to get to shots hit to my FH side!
Let's say I am at the center mark, I hop/split step as my opponent hits to my fh corner requiring me to move laterally, which foot should push as the first step? Is there an optimal pattern?
The first thing is you want to split step when they make contact. So you are already late right off the bat. You wont know where the ball is going until you land if you do it right.
Next,the first step in modern tennis would be to step out with the Right foot if you are a righty and hitting a forehand.