Doubles tactics intro
Doubles tactics are mostly based around attacking play.
The principle of attack in doubles
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.
Choosing the right shots in doubles
All your shot choices should (ultimately) be guided by the principle of attack. Nevertheless, choosing the right shot is often a subtle decision that requires a good understanding of the situation.