Two lefties in a doubles pair?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by skipppppy, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. skipppppy

    skipppppy New User

    Jan 9, 2008
    Trying to figure out a team lineup. Four guys to make up two pairs:
    guy A: lefty, 5.0
    guy B: lefty, 4.5
    guy C: righty 4.0
    guy D: righty 4.0
    [rating used just to show the level they are at, not for USTA purposes]

    We'll play one pair that'll be 4.5, and the second 4.0.

    I've always thought that having a lefty in doubles was an advantage. So with that logic, putting two lefties together would sort of being wasting a lefty.

    Do I put out the two lefties together or put each one with a lower level player?

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
  2. my_forehand

    my_forehand Professional

    Jul 17, 2007
    You should ideally balance out your teams. I
    f your first team loses, then you have to fall back on your second team; which would probably lose if the school or whatever your playing has players who beat your AB. But that's just my 2 cents.
  3. skipppppy

    skipppppy New User

    Jan 9, 2008
    That's sort of what I'm leaning towards

    Putting A and C together at 1st [avg. 4.5] and B and D [avg. 4.25] together at 2nd.

    Are there reasons not to put two lefties together? I just have that stuck in my head, that I read it somewhere or someone told me that. Any logic to splitting them?

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