The Overview

The First Move: encompasses your initial steps toward the incoming ball. The main focus on the First Move is breaking out of your "Ready Position" by exploding into your first step. Step out to either the forehand or backhand side by pushing off of the opposite foot in the direction of the incoming ball. Be sure to really drive off of that back foot and explode into your movement while keeping a low center of gravity. Quickly stride towards the landing area of your opponents shot and get prepared to hit your stroke.