|Pro Tip: One Type of Game Isn't the Best Strategy
by Owl Creek Staff
If you have the same doubles partner all the time, you can develop a style of play that works week in and week out. However, many players have different partners each week, so developing a set style of play can be difficult. If you are in this group, look at the following factors before the match to best optimize your chances of victory.
1. Is there a height factor with my partner? If so, you may have to adjust your court position to account for the lob.
2. Is there a movement issue with my partner? If so, you may have to cover more of the court than usual.
3. Does my partner stay on the baseline even though I encourage her to come forward? Some players just feel more comfortable at the baseline. If you are a net rusher, this formation can be frustrating when your opponents simply hit to the deep player. If you are fast, look for opportunities to poach and end points.
The moral of the story is that what works with one partner will not always work with another. Players must be willing to adapt their play to fit the circumstances.
|Youth Spring Break Camp: April 18-22
If your child is new to the game of tennis, Spring Break Tennis Camp is the perfect opportunity to learn the basic strokes, general rules and proper tennis etiquette. This is an introductory camp for youth ages 5-17 in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Camp is held at Owl Creek Tennis Center on April 18-22 from 9 am to noon. The camp costs $145 and registration is available online through EZreg. A pizza party will be held on the last day of camp.
|Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If you or your child require additional support, we can help. Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
Owl Creek Municipal Tennis Center
Location: 928 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach | Phone: (757) 385-2695
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm | Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm
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