Tag Archives: tennis footwork

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Act Quickly (But Don’t Hurry)

  • by wpadmin
  • May 18, 2018
One of my most influential mentors is a very famous legendary Basketball coach called John Wooden he would say to his players – ” When you hurry, you tend to make mistakes. On the other hand, if you can’t execute quickly, you may be too late to accomplish your tasks. It’s a delicate but crucial balance” I […]Read More >>
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Shaui Zhang – Rally Moves Drill on court with Dave Bailey

  • by wpadmin
  • December 4, 2017
  Watch Zhang Shaui WTA world number 24 and Australian Open Quarter Finalist hitting tennis balls on court using Rallying  Contact Moves with David Bailey. Rallying moves  like the 2 Foot Pivot, 1 Foot pivot, FH lateral Hop and BH Closed pivot are all about building the point by hitting cross court or angles, to […]Read More >>
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Zhang Shaui Attacking Contact Moves

  • by wpadmin
  • November 9, 2017
Watch Zhang Shaui WTA world number 24 and Australian Open Quarter Finalist hitting tennis balls on court using Attacking  Contact Moves with David Bailey. Attacking moves like the Loaded Transfer, Step Down, Front Foot Hop and Low Spin are all about taking time away from you opponent by using a neutral stance or hitting with […]Read More >>
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Bailey Method Slide Show Video

  • by wpadmin
  The Bailey Method slideshow is an interactive journey showing you the underlying concept of what the Bailey Method teaches. This includes the concept of the 5 R’s, out and recovery steps, the hitting stances, footwork zones and the offensive, rally and defensive contact moves in a simple progressive video. Note: Each slide views for […]Read More >>
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Podcast interview with Dave Bailey on Tennisfiles.com

  • by wpadmin
  • July 17, 2017
  Listen to an interview David Bailey did last month with Mehrban Iranshad from Tennisfiles.com. Here David talks at length about why improving your footwork is critical, what is the Bailey Method, types of training equipment to help footwork, how to improve foot speed, tips for players and much more. Just click on the link […]Read More >>
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Balance in Tennis – tips, quotes and teaching points

  • by wpadmin
  • March 16, 2017
•            Balance is a more encompassing term than footwork training as it involves the whole body just not the feet •            A fundamental for balance in tennis is get the outside foot behind the ball and both feet facing the side fence •            Another fundamental is always keep your base when moving to the ball  […]Read More >>
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The Educated Foot

  • by wpadmin
  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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Zhang Shaui Step Down Pivots

  • by wpadmin
  • November 27, 2016
Watch Zhang Shaui WTA world number 24 and Australian Open Quarter finalist hitting balls on court using step downs from a hand feed from David Bailey. Step Downs are Offensive Contact Moves where you are “attacking the ball with your feet” and “taking time away from your opponent”. There are the various “out steps”  that […]Read More >>
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Pro Players Footwork Drills

  • by wpadmin
When in Japan in 2015, David Bailey  taught a 5 day footwork clinic with 6 professional WTA Japanese players with good friend and world famous women coach Simon Walsh. Watch one of the students named Yuki, demonstrate Spins, Transfers and Angle Contact Moves, and then listen to both David and Simon give feedback on what […]Read More >>
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Impose your Cadence!

  • by wpadmin
  • November 6, 2016
  Impose your Cadence! Cadence is the SPECIFIC RHYTHM at which a succession of movements is executed. Roger Federer, Andre Aggasi, Chris Evert and Martins Hingis have beautiful cadence. A correctly judged cadence permits the CALM CONTROL of every stroke. This control will allow the player to select, with more ease, the movements of attack […]Read More >>