how to dominate 1 up 1back low pace tennis

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  1. larry10s

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    i usually play with 4.0 - 4.5 men 30-50 years old (im 57)
    they drive the ball serve and volley look to poach and use hand signals routinely
    this weekend i played in a club tournament where i dont play much
    and my mens matches was me with a sevety year old against a 60 ish guy with another 70 ish guy
    pace was slow every one played 1 up one back medium pace at best
    they were good at not giving many poacha able balls
    there was little rhythm to the points
    i had trouble playing my game and did not dominate as much as i feel i should have
    so how do you handle slow pace 1 up 1back tennis
     
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  2. LeeD

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    Since the other 3 are used to that game, that pace, you can do little to poach when the other 3 are tapping low CC shots back and forth.
    When you are back, hit some topspin lobs DTL, drop short CC and tell your partner to cover his alley, you moving into NML to lob the next shot. Don't move in farther, as a lob DTL off your short CC is coming if you move forwards, and no 70 year old can cover his own overheads.
     
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  3. GetBetterer

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    You switch with your team mate, poach the thing, and in case they do return it your team mate will be on the other side ready to return it again if need be.
     
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  4. Jake Speed

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    Just because one team chooses to play one up and one back, doesn't mean you have to.

    JS
     
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  5. Blake0

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    Try different formations such as I formation or Australian formation. Mix it up, keep them from getting comfortable returning and in turn setting your net partner up more often.
     
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