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.
Most players know the importance of communicating with their partners after every point. However, most players do not do as good of a job communicating during the points.
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 forcing shots like drop shots or angles too early allowing the opponents at the baseline to attack the net or use angles.
If you get passed by a lob, both you and your partner need to run back and play defense.
When playing one up and one back against the same formation, both net players need to be constantly moving up and back from offense to defense as the ball moves from one side of the net to the other.
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.
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