Watch the video clip below, it’s a great point but you can see how the players are reversed staggered at the end and therefore get beaten but the cross court lob….
Many players over worry about covering their line and move far too close to the tramline, so close in fact that often they are covering court that is out! If they move over too far and unnecessarily then they will miss out on getting the middle ball and put much less pressure on the baseliner as they will have a bigger space cross court to hit into. Watch the video below to learn more:
Watch the video below for a great example of how to get in behind a players 2nd serve to take advantage. Notice how the returning team are staggered so that the returner can cover the cross court lob and how she keeps the ball cross court until her partner gets the chance to finish it off.
Staggering is such an important part of doubles, you are naturally staggered in 1 up 1 back but must continue to be staggered when you are both up otherwise you won’t know who has the middle ball and you will get lobbed easily. Watch the video below for the explanation: