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The groundstrokes provide the foundation for the game and every player should develop a consistent forehand and backhand with which to attack and defend. This section is full of technical instruction and drills to help you improve this critical aspect of the game.
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A Different Type of Doubles
March 5, 2019Doubles, Girls Tennis

A Different Type of Doubles

Typical girls's doubles? Two girls are rallying crosscourt from the baseline while their partner's at the net are standing like statues watching the balls go by - happy not to get involved. We need to change that. A few methodological tr...

Doubles - I-Formation
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles – I-Formation

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. In the I formation, the net player straddles the center line. The server serves from the middle of the court (singles formation). The net player will move to t...

Doubles - Australian Formation
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles – Australian Formation

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. In the Australian formation the net player stand on the same side as the server to start the point. The server serves from the middle of the court (just as in ...

Doubles Drill: Decision on High Volleys
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles Drill: Decision on High Volleys

One player serves and volleys, the opponent returns crosscourt. Video: High Volley If the return is high, the server will volley firmly toward the opponent at the net. Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch thi...

Doubles: Lob Return
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: Lob Return

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. One player serves and volleys. The opponent hits a lob over his partner at the net. If the lob is very deep, the team lets it bounce and plays a defensive lob ...

Doubles: Poaching
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: Poaching

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. One player serves toward the ‘T’, and the opponent returns crosscourt. The server’s partner crosses and volleys at the opponent at the net. The point is ...

Doubles: Playing Both Back on the Return
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: Playing Both Back on the Return

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. One team serves and the server has to serve and volley. Both opponents stay back to receive. The player returning has to make the return (if not there is a neg...

Doubles: Chipping and Charging
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: Chipping and Charging

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. One player serves and volleys. The opponent returns crosscourt with a chip and charge. The server hits a volley to the returner’s feet, and the point is play...

Doubles: Lobbing and Coming in
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: Lobbing and Coming in

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Two players start at the net and two in the back. One player in the back feeds a lob over the net players. (With advanced player…To access this post, just lo...

Doubles: Blasting the Net Player
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: Blasting the Net Player

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. One of the players hits a second serve and comes in. The opponent returns aggressively at the server’s partner who is at the net. He hits a volley towards th...

Doubles: One up-One Back Formation
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: One up-One Back Formation

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Two teams play points with one player at the net and the other one at the baseline. The serve is underhanded. (The players at the net need to emphasize the cor...

Doubles: Four at Net
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: Four at Net

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Two teams play points with all players at the net. One of the players starts the point underhand and then the point is played out. Tactical advice Ideally, pla...

Doubles: 3-2-1
March 5, 2019Doubles

Doubles: 3-2-1

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Points are played out two at the net against two in the back. The team at the net starts the point with an underhand feed. The point is played out. Every unfor...