Footwork is the key to great tennis, and yet, so many players neglect this fact. If you have an excellent stroke technique, but you cannot get to the ball on time and be balanced, it is not going to be a consistently good shot. If you think about it, the time that you spend on the court moving compared to the time hitting the ball is significantly more. If you really want to improve your tennis game, start working on your footwork. This will improve your tennis speed and tennis fitness at the same time, and you will be surprised how much better player you become almost immediately. Improving your footwork will improve also your agility, coordination and balance, which is extremely important for higher levels of play.