Tennis Tactics and Strategies for Doubles Play

 

doubles_tacticsI. FORMATIONS

ONE-UP-ONE-BACK FORMATION – TACTICS AND STRATEGIES
Introduction
Playing at the Net

Playing from the Baseline
The Gap & Net Movement
Versus One-Up-One-Back
Versus Both-Up
Versus Both-Back

BOTH-UP FORMATION – TACTICS AND STRATEGIES
Introduction
Transitioning to the Net

Positioning at the Net
Versus Both-Up
Versus One-Up-One-Back
Versus Both-Back

BOTH-BACK FORMATION – TACTICS AND STRATEGIES
Introduction & Ways to Use It

AUSTRALIAN FORMATION – TACTICS AND STRATEGIES
Introduction & Ways to Use It

THE “I” FORMATION – TACTICS AND STRATEGIES
Introduction & Ways to Use It


II. TACTICAL USE OF TENNIS STROKES IN DOUBLES

SERVE
Server’s Position
Serve Spin
Serve Placement
Serve Speed

RETURN OF SERVE
Receiver’s Position
Serve Return Placement
Versus Net-Rushing Server

VOLLEY
Introduction & Ways to Use It

POACHING
Introduction & Ways to Apply It

LOB
Introduction & Ways to Use It

OVERHEAD
Introduction & Ways to Use It


III. MISCELLANEOUS DOUBLES

Ideal Doubles Partner
Ad or Deuce Side (which should you choose)
Defending against Australian Formation
Defending against “I” Formation
Team Work: the Overhead
Preventing Opponents’ Poaching
How to Play the Wide Ball

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