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Running steps to the net

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Running steps are a natural movement that’s easy to learn, so I always start with them before teaching more technical movement options.

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  • The basic footwork pattern: split, step, lunge
  • Pushing off with the correct foot, depending on which side you’re moving to
  • Shifting your balance to help you push off
  • How to turn your body, and balancing hands over feet
  • Adding a step to cover longer distances, and how this changes your starting movement