Basics of formation of parallel team of tennis doubles
In general, it is said that parallel teams are more advantageous than one up one back formation doubles.
This is because the range where you can score points is wider if you volley near the net rather than rallying at the baseline.
At first, you may don’t have the courage to do a net dash.
But, if you take the plunge and net dash, you may get more points than you think.
The front player doesn’t need to move much, so the movement of the parallel team is surprisingly simple.
Return a ball lower than the net to the cross (back player)
If the opponent’s ball is lower than the net (sunk ball), it will be difficult to attack.
You can’t easily attack with low volley.
Therefore, if you return it to the opponent’s front player, it will be a easy ball and it is very likely that it will be decided.
Therefore, basically a ball lower than the net is returned a slow ball to the opponent’s rearguard.
Fortunately, even a slow ball is close to the net, so the opponent’s front player rarely poaches.
However, if the volley becomes shallow, it will be attacked on the contrary, so it is important to control the ball as close to the baseline as possible.
Attack the easy ball straight
Conversely, if the opponent’s ball is higher than the net, even a back player can make a straight attack.
If the opponent’s ball is high, you can hit it down from above, so you can use aggressive shots.
Use high volley or smash to attack the feet or open space of your opponent’s front player.
So, if the ball hit by the opponent is higher than the net, let’s aggressively attack the front player.
The front player goes out to the poach while putting pressure on the opponent
As with the one up one back formation, the front player puts pressure on the opponent and goes out on the poach.
Compared to the one up one back formation, it doesn’t move back and forth, so it’s relatively easy.
The front player just pretends to go out on the poach and puts pressure on the opponent.
Even slight movements such as approaching the net or side stepping are effective.
As a result, opponents are more likely to make mistakes.