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Old 01-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by beernutz View Post
I'm not arguing that planning poaching with signals isn't effective, it just hasn't been effective for me whereas situational poaching (and a lot of fake poaching) has been very effective. The reasons it hasn't worked well with me are that I can't get cooperative partners who can or will:
* consistently serve down the T or at least to the body when a poach is signalled
* cover behind me effectively
* endeavor to get their first serve in a high percentage of the time

Planned poaching with signals I'm sure would be very effective with the right partner, I'm just still looking for him.
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Originally Posted by burosky View Post
Maybe it's just me but when I play social doubles and my partner starts talking about signals I just politely remind them to chill.

I agree with both of these. I would like to find a partner that would be willing and able to use signals. But I really only find it necessary for competitive play instead of in social tennis situations.
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