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    Default stand on same side of court in doubles attacking?

    i tried to do a search on this but couldn't come up with keywords. and i did do and search but to no avail.

    anyway, my question is, in men/women doubles, why do professional players do / advise that the front partner stand on the same side of court as the attacking partner behind during a rally.

    for example opponents clear to the backhand corner of a right handed player named John. He is, of course, no slouch on court and moves to play a smash. now, why is John's partner, Sam, advised to stand on the left hand side of the T line? doesn't that expose Sam's forehand net and forehand back and forehand mid-court? this is of course, assuming both John and Sam are men and right-handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llpjlau View Post
    anyway, my question is, in men/women doubles, why do professional players do / advise that the front partner stand on the same side of court as the attacking partner behind during a rally.
    To cover the straight replies effectively, and to pressurise the straight defender. Straight replies are fastest; crosscourt replies take longer.

    This position assumes that you intend to attack mainly straight and to the centre, not cross-court.

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    There are other threads if you can find them
    e.g.
    Offensive position in doubles

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