Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Strategy in Play

2006 Pacific Life Open - Ladies Doubles
Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur def. Virginia Ruano Pascual /  Meghann Shaughnessy
6:2, 7:5
Common strategy 
  • Deep, penetrating shots cross court which may extend the rally. 
  • Short, in-the-service-box returns that force the opponent to change position. These type of shots require accuracy, spin, and the agility to change play patterns

Xconsider lobbing as a key strategy during doubles increasing time to respond based on carefully selected target area 

"Player Positioning: 1 Up 1 Back" - the WINNING FORMULA (not)

Stosur maintains tight control over a failed second serve. calculated precision!

This match was played in Palm Springs California, 2006.

winning team tennis is one of the most
challenging and rewarding accomplishments
for all tennis players

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