Originally Posted by cak
If your partner is going for a ball that is going over your head on your side of the court in doubles, do you automatically switch sides? Or do you only switch when they yell switch?
All the folks at my club take lessons from the same pro, and we were all taught the same doubles positioning strategies, so we know where our partner is supposed to be. However I was playing with a lady at another club and she never switches when the ball goes over her head, and she stands very close to the net, so anything that goes up goes over her head. I'm thinking she learned something entirely different.
It all depends.. If you both play up, then someone has to get it. But if she always plays at the net and you play back then maybe you should have a discussion with her. Communication never hurts in doubles..