Doubles Strategy #2 – Poach the Return

Poach the serve to backhand or body at the net and finish at net (deuce side)
Poach the serve to forehand at the net and finish at the net (ad side)


1) Serve to the backhand or body to induce with higher probability, a cross court return shot from receiver.
2) Volleyer moves in a diagonal path to poach the return. Server moves laterally to cover the volleyer’s side.
3) Volleyer puts away the return with angled volley to open court or down the middle.

Level: Basic
Keys to Execution: Accurate first serve, good volleys

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