Creating a feeling of proper loading and unloading the body parts is first step in creating the awareness of the power source

Two crucial elements are analyzed in this blog:

1. Positioning to the ball (How to successfully position the body stepping away from the ball)
2. Efficient stroke and recovery (How to successfully create enough power so the trajectory of the ball is deep and controlling while keeping the balance and recovery potential)

There are many directions in which the player moves during his performance. By all tennis game analysis, lateral movement (side to side) is around 70% of the whole court coverage, therefore it’s a crucial for the optimal result to control the body (keep the dynamic balance) while moving laterally.

Loading consists of the engagement of the major muscle groups to create the most efficient kinetic chain movement while keeping the dynamic balance. What does this mean?

I was asked so many times by my players, what comes after the pivotal step? My preference is a cross step. Without the pivot step and the cross step, a player would have to rely on the side step, which is comparing to these two much more inefficient and slower

Tani Sota

スプリットステップ(ディサイシブステップ)は選手がボールを打つ前に必ずしないといけない動作である。