Use “Doubles Vision”

Here’s a tip to help your players quickly improve their doubles!  “Doubles Vision” will help players make good decisions by watching what type of ball is hit to their partner.  For example, if a team is in the 1 up and 1 back formation and the opponents hit a fast wide ball to the back player the net player needs to recognize that their partner is moving off the court and may possibly be in trouble (and hit a weak return).  The net player should move to the best position to help cover more of the court.

“Doubles Vision” will help the player not hitting the ball stay engaged, make quick and good position decisions and play better doubles!

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Better in Doubles – Better Watch Out


Doubles is a faster game than singles and as a coach you can help your players improve their doubles by improving their vision!  Not their 20-20 vision but their “who” vision, what player they should be watching when their partner is hitting.  For example, when your team is in the one up and one back position and the ball goes crosscourt to the back player the net player should watch the other net player and not turn their head to watch their partner hit.  The opposing net player is the player that can “hurt” your net player first and by watching that player your player has a better chance to react to their movements and shots.

To incorporate these ideas with your practice there are two drills on you can use; DoC543 and DoC544 Volley to the “T” I and II!