Exploring the 'S' in R.E.S.P.E.C.T - the 'split step'

A bright and chilly start to the day out there!

Today I begin to explore the 'S' in R.E.S.P.E.C.T in this little series in developing great fundamentals to your play.

It's the split step which serves as an unweighting of the body and the opponent contacts the ball.

The key aspect to timing the split step is to be 'in the air' when your opponent hits the ball, then landing after their contact as you perceive on oncoming direction (and then a fraction later the depth) of their shot to give you the best chance of moving quickly and efficiently to play your next next.

Have a go practicing this 'timing' today.  Here's my effort and there will be a few more ideas coming tomorrow as we build on this concept.