Originally Posted by MasturB
First and foremost, I'm a self taught player that has spent the last 5 years hitting and playing singles. I play doubles occasionally and I MEAN occasionally.
I started playing more pickup doubles recently, and I noticed my brain and muscle memory is wired to hit the ball in the singles court. At the net when I have the entire doubles lane open, my brain for some reason aims for the singles alley line. Returning balls are becoming an issue too, because I'm frequently hitting singles returns too close for a poacher to capitalize on, leaving a huge part of the court wide open.
Any way to fix this (other than the obvious of playing more doubles)? I don't want to screw up my timing and conditioning with singles as I have a tourney coming up soon and last thing I need is brain wiring malfunctions.
Not sure what the problem is. I'm a very low level player and play singles almost exclusively, but when I play doubles (almost always with players much better than me at singles) it's a welcome change to be able to hit the ball a little wider.
65 yrs, NTRP-based, 3.0 in Tennis League Network (tennisftlauderdale.com) Play mostly at Hardy Park near downtown Fort Lauderdale.