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Drills for Tennis Doubles

By Michele M. Howard, The Nest, 04/11/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Work on your transition game from the baseline to the net with the defensive-offensive drill. 

Successful doubles teams don’t wait to see what might happen, they make things happen. One of the best ways to do this is with an aggressive style of play -- controlling the net. This style of play doesn’t mean you have to hit hard to win, it simply means you must recognize and take the opportunity to attack the net and put pressure on your opponents. The more you do drills that require you to attack and control the net, the more confident you’ll become at the net -- and the more trophies you’ll win.

Practice charging the net and putting pressure on your opponents with the rush-and-crush drill. You will need four players for this drill. Pair up into two teams. Start with the teams standing on opposite baselines.