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Attack Plan: Fight Off an Aggressive Net Player

May 31, 2013 10:31 AM
There’s no tougher opponent in doubles than an active net player.
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By Greg Moran
 
There’s no tougher opponent in doubles than an active net player. A quick and skillful volleyer can disrupt your team’s rhythm, rush you into bad shots and win a lot of easy points. The next time you come across one of these pesky players, you need a plan of attack.
 
CLICK HERE to watch a video that demonstrates how to beat back an active net player and take control of a match. You’ll learn how to:
  • Disrupt the opposing net player by mixing up your shots.
  • Use the lob to your advantage.
  • Hit right at your opponent at the right time.
To beat an active net player: 
  •  When serving, your partner lines up on the same side of the court. This takes the cross-court return away from your opponent.
  • From this position your partner can poach (plan ahead) or leave the down-the-line return to you.
 
Greg Moran is the author of Tennis Doubles Beyond Big Shots and director of tennis at the Four Seasons Racquet Club in Wilton, Conn.
 
 
 

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