Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Assume players are playing two back for whatever reason.
Is there ever a time in a match where one player hits an approach shot and the other intentionally stays back? Why would that be?
I ask because in my matches we tend to play two back when things have gone horribly wrong. Because we do it so infrequently, no one has any idea what should happen from that point.
no... when your partner gets a short ball you should rush the net almost recklessly. you're better off both staying back than getting caught in no-cindy's-land. you should only be worried about lobs when a team has been lobbing you successfully. the goal in doubles at any level is to slam the ball down your opponents throat.