TENNIS COUPLING TACTICS
Pair game is significantly different from single player. Tennis players have to apply a lot of tactics and make complex movements around the court. Many fans believe that the main task is to cover their half of the court. However, the secret of the game in pairs is that both players must defend their side together and competently work in a team. In addition, the choice of a suitable partner is crucial. When choosing a partner, one should take into account whether he will be able to carry out important blows during the match, and how much the game of both will complement each other. Serving in a doubles game will complement each other.
Tournament players serve mainly twisted or cut serve
The server must strive to hit the first ball in 90% of cases. Instead of trying to give a flat cannon feed, it is better to reduce the speed by giving the ball an upper rotation and thereby achieve greater accuracy and stability. If a player does not serve from the first ball and is forced to serve the second serve, then both opponents will stand closer to the net and the serving pair will have to defend themselves during the next draw. Such actions may lead to a double mistake.
Serving in a pair game gives a significantly greater advantage than in a single game. How to serve and what type of serving to use? Aggressive flat feed is undeniably a formidable weapon. However, due to the quick flight of the ball, the server may not have time to run to the net. In this case, you have to hit the ball from the flight, which is extremely inconvenient. On the ground and other slow pavements, flat feeding does not give much effect. In addition, it is difficult to serve consistently throughout the match. That is why tournament players serve mostly twisted or cut serve.
Using the upper rotation, the server gets enough time to get to the net due to the fact that the twisted ball flies slower than a flat one. Another advantage of such a serve is that the ball bounces quickly and high, which greatly complicates the reception. A cut ball, in turn, is capable of knocking an opponent off the court and has an unusual bounce. However, it does not follow from this that the use of a flat feed must be completely abandoned. It is necessary to correctly combine rotation, direction and speed, which will not allow the opponent to adapt and lead to errors in reception.
Serving in a doubles game is considered one of the most difficult tasks, since an opponent standing at the net can easily intercept a poorly received serve. On fast coatings, taking is especially difficult.
The receiver should be positioned in such a way as to successfully accept the serve. If the first serve is strong, and the reaction rate of the receiver is not good enough, then you should go behind the back line. It is recommended to take the second serve aggressively, so you need to move forward a bit and enter the court. The position of the player standing at the grid depends on the experience and skill of the game since the summer. The more confident it is at the net, the closer to it and the center of the court it should be.
When playing in a pair, the pair that takes the first place near the net gets the advantage. Experienced players usually use submission tactics with access to the net and immediately get a significant advantage in the draw. In this case, an oblique and short reception at the feet of an opponent running forward after serving is an excellent solution. To get the ball down, use the top spin. A flat hit can also work, but you have to send it low over the grid, which can lead to an error. Such a technique can hinder the opponent’s access to the grid and thereby deprive him of his advantage. In addition, a partner standing at the net can get a great opportunity to intercept the ball and score it with a blow above his head or rally.
Double play requires the presence of such qualities as a tennis player, such as speed of reaction, high concentration and good technique for performing a rally strike. The player standing at the net is given no more than a split second to assess the situation and direct the ball in the right direction. Professionals always try to immediately deal with the ball near the net so that the opponent has no chance to beat him back. It’s difficult to play this way, but more than half of all points in a match are won with just such a blow.
Beginners should not try to play sharply until they learn to stably beat off the rally. During the game, the ball should be directed to the center of the court between the players. Such tactics of pair tennis game will not allow opponents to answer obliquely and force them to make a mistake. A kick to the center of the court is the main hit in a doubles game.
At the same time, if the ball flies weakly and should fall in the midfield of the midcourt, then in this case the player is obliged to “score” it, but you should not be happy in advance before the decisive blow.
Game in the center of the court
Most beginners try to play in the corridor to win the draw. This is a mistake, since the grid on the sides is higher than in the center. Secondly, sending the ball from the center of the court to the corridor is much more difficult.