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Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Ready Position Squirrel

If you stay ready, you won't have to get ready...

Players often are told that they need to be in the "ready position" for the next shot. Yesterday's post discussed the need for active feet to be part of that ready position.

The ready position has:
  • a player's elbows and paddle in front of his body
  • a player's paddle up - above his wrist
  • a player's feet perpendicular to the path of the ball
  • a player's feet shoulder width apart
  • a player's knees bent slightly
  • a player's weight on the balls of the feet
  • a player's feet should be active.
This position has a player ready to move to both the paddle and the body to either the forehand or backhand side. Below is a perfect example of the ready position.

It is optional, but unnecessary, to wag your tail.

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