Changing direction is a strategically important decision in tennis. By changing direction, you intervene in the rally, both offensively and tactically. In the best case scenario, the player has created a good opportunity to change direction with a good length in a cross or longline duel. It is also important to note that the longline change from the cross duel is significantly more risky than the other way around. In this video, I introduce you to an exercise that you can use to train the switch effectively and close to the mat.