Tag Archives: footwork

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Float like a Butterfly and you’ll Sting like a Bee

  • by wpadmin
  • May 18, 2018
  This was a question asked to Julius Menendez, Muhammad Ali’s Olympic Coach by Bud Winter, author of his fantastic book called ‘Relax and Win’: Question:      Did Ali have any special exercise or tricks to get relaxed, or was he mostly born with the ability to relax? Answer:     Well, I am not […]Read More >>
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The Educated Foot

  • by wpadmin
  • March 16, 2017
  Footwork patterns are a series of steps, starts, stances, turns, shifts and brakes. There are “out”, “recovery” and “brake” patterns (a footwork pattern being combination of all the above). All footwork patterns are glued together by a Contact and Balance Move. The “Educated Foot” = understanding how important the last step before the contact […]Read More >>
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Momentum – Running Water Never Grows Stale!

  • by wpadmin
  • November 7, 2016
Momentum – Running Water Never Grows Stale! Getting to the ideal recovery position too quickly can make you move off balance, or make your first step poor, especially if you tend to overrun the position or even get caught with the front leg crossed in front on the opponents contact with the ball. You should […]Read More >>
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Footwork / Fitness Comments – French Open 2007

  • by wpadmin
Footwork / Fitness Comments – French Open 2007 In this blog I am quoting comments made on Fox Sports by a good friend of mine and great tennis commentator, Wally Masur, at the French Open in 2007. Wally is a past US Open Semi-finalist and past Australian Davis Cup Coach.   ”The reason why (Raphael) Nadal […]Read More >>
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The 3 Controls of Footwork

  • by wpadmin
The 3 Controls of Footwork Tennis is a game of taking control, maintaining control and regaining control – be it control of your body, racket, emotions or tactics. This blog is about taking control of your balance, movement and footwork. A great tennis athlete is one who rallies, attacks and defends with equal ability. You […]Read More >>
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3 Fundamentals of Great Movement

  • by wpadmin
  • August 26, 2016
  When coaching footwork to clients I like to emphasize 3 essential fundamentals for great efficient movement. 1.) Don’t reach for the ball  – This requires great footwork out to the ball and a solid stable hitting stance. 2.) Avoid falling off your shot  – This requires fantastic balance and correct use of the non […]Read More >>