I had the pleasure of teaming up for a practice doubles match with Larry Turville and, while I played “up” and we won, Mr. T and I had a strategy disagreement!
Retreat or No Retreat?
Without saying who believed which philosophy, here is the situation…
Your partner hits a short lob and tells you “short!” You recognize you don’t have the time to get all the way back to the base line; but could retreat to the middle of No Man’s Land.
The question is: should you back up a few steps into No Man’s Land or hold your ground on the service line, feeling you were better off attempting a reflex volley in the air or a ball at your feet?
What do you think?
Next Week: The third Naples area tournament starts next week; and is the CAT II at Sanchez-Casal. Noble and I are seeded #4 in 75 doubles (and Fred Drilling is teaming up with his 90-year-old friend). For the seeds, draws and match times, just click HERE
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