The Overview

THE SIDE-SHUFFLE: is the most common footwork method used for recovering from your shots. This footwork is utilized by all advanced and professional players because it will allow you to recover back to an ideal court position quickly. It is also an efficient footwork technique because you are able to respond to balls hit in either direction as you are recovering to the mid court or your chosen position. To execute the SIDE-SHUFFLE you transition from your follow-through to the ready position and then you simply slide one foot across to the other foot so that both heels are now touching. Now both feet are side by side, the next step will be to move the foot closest to the center line of the court one side step closer to that mark, and then repeat the slide maneuver bringing the feet back together again. Repeat these steps until you reach your chosen court positioning.