Why is stance so important for your game? Well, it is the foundation for everything you do on the tennis court. A player can have magnificent swing dynamics, but an unstable foundation can topple all that is above. At the highest level of tennis, players build and maintain core, hip flexor and quadriceps strength to allow low center of gravity and stability even during quick direction changes in matches that can easily last over 3 hours,

So what is a proper stance? At play tennis! California, we recommend feet positioned sightly wider than shoulder width with weight shifted slightly forwards.