The closer you play at the net, the easier it is to volley. First, you are more likely to get high volleys that you can attack and secondly, it will be easier to cover the lateral shots because you are cutting off the angles.
When playing teams that like to poach go down the line often at the beginning of the match. This will send a clear message to them to be careful about poaching.
When at the net with your partner back there are two schools of though: Some coaches think players should never look back, other coaches think players should look back.
When at the net in doubles angle the short lobs and hit deep lobs through the middle or at the opponent’s feet.
When one of the players gets lobbed, the ideal outcome is for that player to hit an overhead. However, if the lob is too deep, the player reacting first should probably get it.
Although the doubles game has changed recently and more players are playing from the backcourt, it is still a volley game.
When at the net hit the low volleys back to the opponent at the baseline. Only hit to the opponent at the net when you can hurt him/her.
A common misconception in doubles is that the player with the forehand volley takes the shots through the middle.
When at the baseline it is very tempting to try to hit “bullets” against two players at the net.
Many players make the mistake of trying to hit through two players at the net when facing a low volley. This usually results in an easy high volley for the opponents.
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