If you want to learn to play tennis, you will need to learn serves, backhands and forehands and movement around the court, which is equally important. It looks pretty easy when you look at the professional players, but beginners will tell you that they feel clumsy at first, until they figure out the rhythm of the pros. Moving well allows you to position yourself better for your shots as well as covering those of your opponent.
Split Step is similar to the ready position for soccer goalkeeping, volleyball service reception, martial arts, tennis starts with the split step. To do the split step, take a little bounce or hop so that you end up with your feet shoulder-width apart, balanced on the balls of your feet and knees bent slightly.
Controlling the T - Tennis has a T at the intersection of the service line, parallel to the baseline, and the center service line, which divides the left and right service boxes. This is not a good place to wait for your opponent’s next move, it is too far forward on the court, as is the backcourt, between the service line and the baseline. The so-called "recovery" position in tennis is behind the baseline, on a slight diagonal to your opponent to be able to cover an extremely angled shot to your right or left or anything in between.
Tennis Sprints - Tennis at the advanced level features equal explosiveness and longer runs to cover the singles court, 27 feet wide by 39 feet long, with an additional 21 feet behind the baseline to handle balls that land in the last few inches of the backcourt. At the pro level, movement is considered more important than stroke quality. Players sprint, decelerate, push off, lunge and chop step -- rapidly tapping each foot in a wide stance, as baseball shortstops do -- so as to move instantly when the rally is returned. As in squash, reading the court and anticipating your opponent's shot help you move economically, as well as quickly.