What do you do?
Recently, I was teamed with a doubles partner who is a better tennis player than I am; but has two bad knees and is really limited in his mobility.
One of my improvement goals in senior doubles is to be more aggressive at the net, player closer and crossing more. But frequently during our match, our opponents (heartless SOBs that they were 😊) would lob to the open court and my partner would make a vain but fruitless effort to get back to cover.
What’s the solution?
So, what is best way to deal with this situation…
- Don’t be aggressive at the net; but play off the net to take away the lob?
- Play strictly one-up-one-back and have him stay on the baseline?
- Or something else?
We never did come up with a good solution and lost a close match. What do you think?
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