A TIP FROM YOUR PRO For years, you have been hearing tennis professionals tell you to “get your feet set as you hit.” However, in my opinion, if your feet are set and you are not in the right position to hit, you will likely lose your balance, causing a quick reach and an errant shot. The “Being set” mindset may also cause you to stop moving for ball as you think you can’t get to the ball early enough to “be set.” It is desirable to be moving (balanced) as you hit especially on approach shots as your momentum increases the power that may be lost from a shorter backswing. Moving through the shot may sometimes cause a little bit quicker recovery, but, in most cases, you will hit a better shot and will not have to recovery as quickly or at all. In short, think about being balanced as you hit, not “set.”