It’s the mantra of players and coaches throughout the world, echoing through tennis courts since the beginning of time:

“Step into the ball!”
“Step IN!”

And it’s good advice – well… sometimes. The truth is, competitive play will put you in countless situations where it’s not only difficult to step in on your forehand, but it’s also a BAD idea. Instead of getting frustrated, here’s how to equip yourself to succeed in those situations…