Re: Players faster running side to side than they are running forward?
I was very interested by this today, so much so, I got a friend to mine to time me running. Firstly in a straight line, secondly, side to side.
***WARNING*** To other posters at home who might be contemplating reinacting the same scenario. I am quite athletic, so running came naturally to me. Any person who is unfit come harm themselves physically without the correct supervision.
So, the results were interesting. Running in a straight line, I was 0.98 seconds slower than I was, running cross court.