Nadal formation in doubles

February 17, 2015 12:00 pm

Do you know how to hit three different cross court variations so you can outplay your opponent? Keep watching, and I will tell you more about it. The purpose of the nadal formation is to play your strongest shot. So when Nadal plays double there often when he serves to the court, he stands close to the center, and his partner stands on the same side. So it’s not like the I formation where your partner stands in front of you or in this case maybe even more to the left. Maybe this position here. So Nadal serves to the news court, and the team on the other side maybe stands in the classic formation. Nadal serves wide or maybe he hooks his serve, he has a great slice, and you see here in the position here it would be difficult to hit the really good return passed the net player. But the big idea with playing the Nadal formation is that Nadal can get a rally here and uses his stronger forearm, okay his back hand is also really strong, but most double team has a tougher team with Nadal’s forearm top spin than his backhand. So he likes to get the match to look this way, so Nadal formation is to optimize your strongest shot and play it more often. So Nadal doesn’t play a classic formation here in the deuce court, so he sets up like this. Another way of thinking and using the Nadal formation is to think that the net player should be able to poach with his or her best stroke. So you can set up the net player that way so you’re always poaching with your forearm, and doesn’t need to coach with your back hand. I hope you liked this film  and if you like to see more from us here at Swedish Tennis Cool and make sure you don’t miss and of our free tennis tips, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel or like us on our Facebook page. Take care, and I’ll see you in the next month.

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