Doubles--first set loss, switch sides?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by ten10, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. ten10

    ten10 Rookie

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    Wondering how many like to switch sides (deuce, ad) after a first set lost with someone you haven't played with before.

    Even though we lost our first set 6-1, we were on the sides we felt were best for us. Still with that loss, we were a little tempted. I thought I'd discovered the weaknesses that would help us so we stayed. Won the second set 6-1 and then the tie-breaker (3rd set rule).

    I think this is especially hard to decide if a team is playing together for the first time.
     
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  2. raiden031

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    If its practice, I don't like to change a thing so I can figure out what went wrong. If its a league or tourney match, then I will switch it up because obviously something wasn't working.
     
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  3. JavierLW

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    I dont think it's great to really change anything unless there is a good reason for it. (like it's obvious that someone is struggling on one side)
     
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  4. LuckyR

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    If whatever you used to decide to choose your original sides is still working but you just happened to lose the set (remember 50% of us lose every time), I would not change. However, if you made the choice suspecting things would work a certain way and you guys find out that it didn't really work out that way, I'd change.
     
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  5. joshburger

    joshburger Guest

    i would switch if its not working unless u are each positive that you are on the best side folr u, if only one of you are or if you are both unsure you sholuld definantly switch
     
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  6. beckham

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    If its really not working my partner and i will switch.we might also depending on our opponets serve pattern(consistency,side,ect) also gives them a different look, and may help even it out
     
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