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Five efficient and easy tennis ladder footwork drills

In maximum cases, tennis players don’t give much importance to footwork in tennis. But on the tennis court, to gain the highest potential, strong footwork is unavoidable. To track down the ball before it passes, you must be fast enough. And you also require to be adequately placed to hit your willing shot by accurate tactics. So, you have to practice and improve your footwork to be able to do all these accurately.

This article comes to introduces you about five efficient and easy tennis ladder drills. These can help you to elevate the game by improving your footwork.

One step drill

Start with one step forward and the other behind, keeping the ladder in front of you. Into the first square, step over the first rung with bringing your back foot forward. Also, swinging your arm backward and forward with taking every step.

And repeat it, starting with your opposite foot in the opposite direction.

Fast feet drill

At the same time, step both feet in each square of the ladder as fast as possible. Lead the entire length of the ladder with the same foot and keep your arm at your side.

Again do it, starting with your opposite foot in the opposite direction.

Side step drill

Side step drill improves your side to side movement. Start moving your body sideways. Now stepping both feet into each square of the ladder, push off your back foot. The first step one foot, then allow the other consecutively. Now do it in reverse.

Side hop drill

Side hop drill improves your split step. Hop with both your feet. Then land outside the square of the ladder. Again hop to land you both feet inside the next square simultaneously. And continue it.

Crossover drill

Crossover drill improves your baseline movement. Keep your body sideways in front of the ladder. Now start entering the ladder’s square, over the top of your front foot, step the back foot. Then step the opposite foot into the next court.

Again do it, starting with your opposite foot in the opposite direction.

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