I think your footwork can get quite a bit better. Truly it is a very long process and will definitely never be perfect. But the goal is better, not perfect, so that's okay
=> I cannot tell you how freaking happy I was to read that!
Record some every time you practice or play games, and watch it soon after. It doesn't have to be a lot, ten minutes is enough. It's important to learn to feel how you are moving and your balance. After you watch yourself enough you will start to know what you are doing in real time much more
=> implementing immediately
It could be that you are lazy or in bad condition. Those things are important for sure. But more likely you don't know soon enough where the ball is going, and you are probably not in an ideal position to start from
=> Your are spot on BRS ... other ppl have told me I react to the ball after it bounce on my side, too late, not ready
=> Your write-up of paying attention to the other's racket angle & where it's directing definitely helps
=> I am happy to report (in 30 mins practice) I am already getting results - seeing BH balls earlier, able to anticipate better, moving to the ball quicker, setting proper strike zone
block the next ball at the desired height without moving your elbow at all. When you move your elbow relative to your body it changes the bat angle. This is usually not desirable
=> This is news to me, it makes sense though
=> I AM Ready 2 Do Work!
All of the semi-random exercises are built around playing safe shots and watching your partner or coach's bat to see where he is directing the ball. If you wait until the ball is coming back to you to move you will fall behind. Which is exactly what happens in games
=> I get this BRS, I am getting this 👏
Thank you for taking the time to articulate it is possible to get better at foot-work, what to do & how to work on it ... I am sooo freaking excited about the trajectory of my game
Pinga Ponga can be so much fun
And as I get better, I have even more fun 💪
Thanks for helping out BRS!