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Play as Close to the Net as Possible until the Opponent Challenges you with Lobs
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...
Hit Down the Line Often at the Beginning of the Match When Playing team that Love to Poach
When playing teams that like to poach go down the line often at the beginning of the match. This will send a clear messa...
When at the Net and Playing Against two Players in the Back Keep the volleys deep Until you Can Put the Ball Away
A frequent mistake when playing two at the net against two at the back is for the players at the net to try to hit forci...
Play a High defensive Lob if you get Passed by a Lob
If you get passed by a lob, both you and your partner need to run back and play defense. This post is only av...
When at the Net Move with the Ball
When playing one up and one back against the same formation, both net players need to be constantly moving up and back f...
When at the Net with your Partner Back Find a Comfortable Balance Between Never Looking Back and Always Looking Back
When at the net with your partner back there are two schools of though: Some coaches think players should never look bac...
Angle Short Lobs and Hit Deep Lobs Through the Middle
When at the net in doubles angle the short lobs and hit deep lobs through the middle or at the opponent’s feet....
If your Partner Gets Lobbed it May be Easier for you to Play the Next Shot
When one of the players gets lobbed, the ideal outcome is for that player to hit an overhead. However, if the lob is too...
Volley Deep Cross Court Until you Get a Ball that You can Attack
Although the doubles game has changed recently and more players are playing from the backcourt, it is still a volley gam...
Hit Low Volleys Back to the Opponent at the Baseline, High Volleys Hard at the Feet of the Opponent at the Net
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 c...
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