Don’t Trick Your Own Partner On The Next Tennis Lob That Comes Your Way

by Head Coach

2wq604h Dont Trick Your Own Partner On The Next Tennis Lob That Comes Your WayResponding to lobs in doubles can be a tricky game, if you become too passive. Let me explain.

Often times, when a lob has been popped up in the air by the opposing team, players will quickly move out of the way, and yell “YOURS” or “THAT’S YOU” to their teammate.

This can slow down your reaction time on both a person level as well as a team one. Why?

Because, your teammate doesn’t know you’re going to say it’s his shot to take until AFTER you’ve said it.

Keep in mind, that’s something he might not be anticipating in the least. So, as a result,  he can very likely wind up being a step slow or late preparing for and executing the shot. And the effectiveness of the shot can be greatly compromised as well.

Oh, and that’s not all. You ever think that he (..or she) might be getting ready to tell you the same thing. It’s very possible.  If that’s the case, then the ball bounces twice, nobody gets it, and you lose the point.

2qi3hcg Dont Trick Your Own Partner On The Next Tennis Lob That Comes Your WaySo don’t TRICK your partner, TREAT them instead. Treat him (…or her) by taking out the guesswork.

In a loud and clear tone of voice, call-out your own lobs that you foresee landing on your side of the court with a phrase like, “I got it” or “Its Mine,” and immediately go up and put it away.

This will increase your awareness as a team, steal away reaction and recovery time from your opponents, and greatly minimize confusion between you and your partner.

Have a great day, and an even better game!

Brian

TennisMindcamp

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