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Opening a hip backwards to create space and absorb power and/or depth of opponent’s shot and allow back-flow step to occur.

The Drop Step - 'Before'
When moving back to a deep Forehand the mistake here is very common. Jo is a right handed player and when she moves back to the deep Forehand you will notice that the first foot she moves is her left. This is a huge problem because immediately her base of support is made narrow as the feet come together. This is death to a tennis player. As a result of this narrow base her movement back is slow and off balance.

In turn as she moves into her hitting position her last step is small and she has no knee bend making efficient rotation impossible.



 

The Drop Step - 'After'
As Jo moves back it is very obvious that she turns her back to the court and her head is looking down. This position will tend to compromise posture by hunching the shoulders over and altering her balance for the worse.




 

The Drop Step - 'Pro'
Now you have seen the "before" and the improvement in the "after" drop step clips, here is an example of the "finished product"


 

 

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