The Secret Sauce
Jeff Salzenstein shows us how to dominate the net when our partner is serving. It’s a great way to stay proactive and not become a fixture at the net.
Have you ever played a doubles game and the opponents serve could hardly break an egg and they held serve. The first time was a fluke you thought. The second time it happens again. And that’s not the worst of it. Your partner served great but got broken twice. Ouch!!!!And it seems as if your partner can’t play consistent enough to win but comes really close. Even your opponents congratulate the great power your partner’s losing serve! Wow.
You’ve got to take over the net from the receivers starting the first game. You’ve got to get in their heads, get free points, put away middle balls, and your partner will look like an all-star. Your partner won’t get broken. If you both employ this strategy you’re headed for at least a tie-break. Guess what, you’ll have less pressure to break the weak server, and if you play your cards right, you win the set 6-3, 6-4, or 7-5, all from adjusting how you play the net as the server’s partner. This truly is the secret sauce.
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