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Great question Lou. We find that many players find the sideways shuffle a strange way to move. The key is start very slowly and simply. In fact to start learning the correct movement, you can have a training partner throw you a ball to one position and then after you hit the ball back they wait for you to make the correct movement to a new position, and then throw another ball. Practicing this over and over will help you get accustomed to the movement.
As you get more comfortable with the movement, you can then have your training partner hit the ball to you, and eventually you can get faster and faster. Of course all of this takes a lot of time to get right. It's easy to write the steps down but the real key is putting in the time.
We've filmed a video response which elaborates on some of these points. Let me know what you think and if it helps.
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