Positioning

Where to stand in doubles – Position is key advises strategy expert – Tennishead

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In doubles each player usually stands in ‘their own half’ to start a point, left and right, but beyond that simple foundation, there are various positional variations which can be used to influence the outcome of the point. 
Tennishead talked to the world’s foremost strategy analyst, Craig O’Shannessy of Brain Game Tennis, for more guidance on how different starting positions in doubles can really help you perform better.
“Where you start really matters,” emphasises O’Shannessy. 
Doubles teams often lose the point before it starts from poor positioning alone. Looking at where a player stands to begin a point tells a lot about their speed, intentions and hunger for the ball. 
Server
Returner
Wants to factor in:
Server’s partner
Returner’s partner
Starting positions
Below is a diagram of the fundamental starting position in doubles.
 
Where to stand in doubles - Starting position
 
As the point progresses, there are a number of variations in how to position yourself on court and in relation to your partner.
One up, One back
OR
 
One up one back
 
Staggered
 
Staggered
 
Together
 
Together
 
The Rubber Band
 
Where to stand in double - Rubber Band
 
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