One up, One back

migjam

Professional
I was watching the Florida vs. Stanford womens doubles on ESPN today and noticed that the teams were playing one up, one back. What's up with that. Is it because it was womens tennis or are the coaches actually coaching for them to play that way?
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
It's a combination of too good of returns + too poor of volleys. Why come in when you are volleying off your shoes every time? I remember seeing a woman's grand slam final where both teams employed this tactic. Won't work at higher levels in the men's game but it can in the women's.
 
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