Coaches and Tennis Enthusiasts: I am consistently working on teaching my recreational players how to keep the aggressive play on their side of the court. In doing so it is equally important to teach the defense to that offense.
In this clip the net player stays aggressive by simply moving with the bounce of the serve. In defense, if your serving opponents are super active at net, back your partner up on the return with you to offset the volley.
Strategy #1: Keep aggressive Play on the Server Side
Tactic: Move with the bounce of the serve and look to poach
Strategy #2: Defend Aggressive play on the Server Side
Tactic: Both players start back on the return side. If the ball is hit away from the net player, both charge in and take control.
Remember… you don’t have to be a pro to train like a pro!