If you're looking for a quick and easy way to improve your doubles game – get up to the net – both of you! You know that the team that controls the net, controls the match. So you and your partner must always be working towards taking over the net. It may happen right away, on your serve or return, or it may take a few balls for you both to get up there. But as long as even one of you is playing back, you're playing defensively and that is not a winning strategy.
And if your partner wants to hang back, you need to encourage her to get up there with you. If she hasn't been coming to the net, you're probably not winning anyway. So convince her now is the time to try something different.
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