Although the doubles game has changed recently and more players are playing from the backcourt, it is still a volley game.
If you are serving and you know your partner will look to poach, serve to the weakness. If your opponent does not have a glaring weakness, serve to the T or to the body. A wide serve will open angles and would make it more dangerous for your partner to poach.
Doubles is a game of percentages. The winning team is not the one hitting the best shots but the one hitting the solid shots over and over.
There is a big difference between playing against the returner’s strength or playing against the returner’s weakness.
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