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Use lobs to keep the opponent off the net

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In this point we see two important tactical concepts. First, we see the returner following her return to the net. It is usually a good idea to return and attack the net on a weak serve when the server stays back. Doing this puts pressure on the server and forces him/her to come up with an aggressive second shot, which frequently leads to mistakes.

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Fight for your Position at the Net during a Crosscourt Rally

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When playing one up and one back the players at the net should be in constant motion trying to poach or to defend against a poach. Too often players make the mistake of standing on one spot watching their partner play. When at the net get into a habit of moving and adjusting your position every time someone hits the ball. Here you can see Cermak and Fisher fighting for position at the net as their partners rally from the back.

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Move Forward at the Net as your Partner Serves

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When you are at the net and your partner is serving, make sure you move forward as you hear the serve. This will get you ready to move for any ball hit close to you. Here we can see a good example as the Jurak/Morosi team serve. The player at the net gets in motion as her partner serves and is ready for the down the line return.

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Aim at the T when Putting a High Volley Away

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One of the most important goals in doubles is to make the opponents play. Therefore, making a large percentage of returns is essential. Whenever you find yourself missing too many returns or hitting too many high returns that can be attacked, ask your partner to move to the baseline. This will take some of the pressure from your return since it will make it much harder for the serving team to attack your partner off a weak shot.

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Offensive Game Situation – Gulbis approach and drop shot

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During a point, everything can change in a fraction of a second, from offense to defense and back to offense. In this match between Gulbis and Ferrer at the Madrid Open 2014, we find Gulbis with an opportunity to attack the net. He chooses his approach shot and drop shot targets in such a way as to make Ferrer cover as much court as possible.

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