Aggression Playing Ahead of Feet

On the court aggressive play is an essential winning natural trait for fortunate youth playing with skill equal to their physical bloom.

The desire to rush to the ball and execute a winning point sometimes precedes their feet – often a ball driven into the net!

Coaches call that “pushing.” Players “push” the racket away from their body as they move quickly to the ball.  Failing a foundational foot set and never involving core rotation.

It’s a difficult challenge because the aggression – while valuable – shouldn’t be fouled.  Timing and patience must be learned.

One can see the trait develop in the very young player who over run any high ball and find themselves unable to reach the bounced high ball.


Get to the ball set your feet and only then play the ball. 

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