Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.
Tip 7: Doubles Court Positioning When Returning Serve
If you are the net player and your partner is returning serve you should stand close to the T around the service line. This is to cover the middle between yourself and your partner if the opposite net player intercepts the return of serve. Standing too close to the net will leave a big gap between you down the middle for the net player to hit in to. If your partner does return the ball cross court you can then close into the net.
Wrong – Net player is too far forward, leaving a big gap down the middle for the opposite net player to hit into.
Correct – Good court positing for the return, the net player is back by the service line close to the middle.
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