“There’s nothing wrong with cheating.
In fact, I HIGHLY encourage it.
I cheat all the time because cheating is the best way to win.
Especially in doubles.
Now let’s clear the air…
I haven’t gone coo coo 🙂
Because I don’t mean *that* kind of cheating. I mean this kind:
Cheating to the middle…
Cheating to your forehand…
Cheating in one direction or another…
Because you’re anticipating where your opponent is going to hit the ball.
So for example:
When you’re at net and your partner is at the baseline…
If you cheat to the middle (at the right time!) you’ll be able to hit an easy put away volley…
Instead of watching that “poachable” ball go by you and thinking:
“Oops! I should have gone on that one!”
Know the feeling?
So to be a good doubles player you have to be a good Cheater!”
I agree with Will: when you play against the top players in singles or doubles (like Fred D.) you can see how well they anticipate where you will “probably hit the ball”… and they are there to make the shot. Frustrating, but impressive.
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