Doubles mantra – “Deep to deep and short to short”

When playing club level doubles we often see one player up and one player back on both teams. If you experience this then keep in mind that the deep player should always hit to the deeper opponent. If the short player is given the ball then they want to hit it at the opponent closer to the net.

Deep to deep and short to short

A common mistake made is hitting from the baseline to the opponent’s net player. This is often a fatal mistake resulting in the loss of the point.