The principle of attack:
In doubles, always make choices that improve your opportunities to play attacking shots — especially smashes and net kills.
Doubles positioning is about how you and your partner cover the court.
Many players are purposeless in their positioning. It’s common to hear players say,
let’s play sides, or
let’s play front-and-back.
With an understanding of basic doubles strategy, however, you can make purposeful decisions about where to stand.