There’s no tougher opponent in doubles than an active net player.
© Jen Pottheiser
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.
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.