This is the 3rd part of what I term the “essential” general tennis footwork moves.
After the running & side shuffle drills, the carioca is a little bit more complex with the right foot going firstly in front of the body and then behind (when moving left) and the left foot doing the same when you are moving right.
It really gets you to think about hip rotation which becomes vital in the execution of your tennis shots.
For those of you paying attention, you will have noticed that this is the third element of the multimove drill featured on the front page http://footwork4tennis.com
These are the kind of drills all the top players like Nadal & Federer do on a daily basis even if it’s part of their warm up. They are great for improving athleticism & mechanics which help you move around the tennis court with effortless ease.