5 Tips to Improve Your Footwork

Improving your footwork is essential for both tennis and pickleball, as it can help you move faster and more efficiently on the court. Here are some tips that can help you improve your footwork:

  1. Practice agility exercises: Incorporate exercises that focus on improving your agility, such as ladder drills, cone drills, and quick feet drills. These exercises can help you move quickly and change directions with ease.
  2. Work on your balance: Good balance is crucial for efficient footwork. Practice balancing exercises, such as standing on one leg or using a balance board, to improve your stability on the court.
  3. Focus on foot placement: Pay attention to where you place your feet when moving on the court. Make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart, and your weight is evenly distributed to help you move smoothly.
  4. Use your non-dominant foot: Many players tend to favor their dominant foot when moving on the court. Try to use your non-dominant foot more often to improve your footwork and balance.
  5. Practice shadow tennis/pickleball: Practice shadowing tennis or pickleball movements without a ball. This can help you improve your footwork and technique without the added pressure of hitting the ball.

Remember, improving your footwork takes time and practice. Incorporate these tips into your training routine, and you'll see an improvement in your movement on the court. Good luck!

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  • Jerry Poleszak

    Always looking to improve my pickleball skills. Keep them coming. Thank you!

  • Bill Jaume

    Mirror work
    Stop to hit

  • Richard Tilton

    Good general advice, ignored by most intermediate players. But, how do you get quicker. Staying on your toes and initiating lateral slides on the toes is the key. Exactly the same in ballroom dancing where quick changes in direction are required.

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