Originally Posted by shogun90
Hi, I find that when playing doubles and I get an overhead, I tend to smash it at the person near the net. I don't deliberately aim for him/her but my smashes seemed to usually land right in front of them. When I prepare to smash I do not look to where the opponents are, I just smash it. Does anyone else find themselves doing the same. I rarely hit the person, usually it just bounces in front of them and goes over their heads.
I generally seek out the open court for an overhead. Blatant head hunting is bush league in my book. However, the opponent is in control of where they position themselves. If they choose to put themself in the way of your open overhead, it would be silly for them to get upset by getting pegged.
I recall the Swiss fans getting upset when Wawrinka got pegged twice by the Bryan's in a Davis Cup tie. However, Fed coughed up sitters to the Bryans and the Swiss fans should have been irked more by that than the result being a peg.