Improve your tennis poaching skills with this partner drill

Join Abigail Spears as you learn to move closer and at an angle to cut off more balls by poaching at the net.

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About This Drill

The reason you should improve your poaching at the net is to help your partner in doubles cut off the ball and be more aggressive at the net with the goal of ending the point.

The problem most people have at the net poaching is they go sideways and not going forward and cutting at an angle.

This drill helps you exaggerate that forward cut at the net and help you solve the problem of going sideways by exaggerating the forward angle cut at the net and helps you gain more coverage of the court and more balls you can then pick off and help your partner by ending the ball sooner.

How to perform this drill properly is having your partner stand directly across from you on the other side of the net. As if your doubles partner is serving and your partner is feeding about the service line or inside the service line.

They’re going to feed cross court aiming towards the middle strap of the net or the middle center sideline and that allows you to have an angle to cut at to try to poach and cross and go forward at that angle towards the net.

Remember to hustle back for more repetitions and focus on that split step and angle cutting forward to gain more ground.

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