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What exercises are recommended for the footwork needed on the tennis court?

Perform drills that incorporate the footwork used during tennis. Also, incorporate the work to rest ratio experienced during tennis (typically 1:2 or 1:3). Drills should last about ten to twenty seconds interspersed with bouts of rest of about twenty-five seconds. Concentrate on making the first step explosive when changing direction. You need to develop speed over a short distance with the ability to change direction quickly. If you can react with an explosive first step and recover quickly as well, you will be quick on the court. When possible, use a tennis ball to react to since this is what you be reacting to in a tennis match. Focus on the ball, read its speed, spin, and direction, and attack it with your feet. Train accordingly and your tennis footwork should improve.

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