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.
I'm a singles player only and when i play double which happens reraly I hate it and i play pretty bad because i don't care. i like to own the court and go to net and close the point when i want.
however to fix your problem is easy, you have two options:
stop playing doubles because you don't care either much
or become really good at it so your timing can get only better and use it for singles too......however it might take some time