Danielle Demski joins forces with performance coach Mike Guevara to share three muscle contraction footwork drills. Guevara, the owner of Los Angeles-based Do it Moving Human Performance, has worked with former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. 

His drills for Azarenka include:


Eccentric strength

— The ability to slow down with control.


Isometric strength

— Improves transitional strength from slowing down to propelling.


Concentric strength

— Focuses on explosion. A ladder drill is also demonstrated for core stability.

Demski reminds everyone that tennis is the ultimate multi directional sport, and “explosiveness is key to success and it all starts with our footwork."