Australian Doubles

May 6, 2009

3335372258_2df0ffcb96_mAnother informal and unsanctioned form of tennis, is played with similar rules to the “Kiwi” style, only in this version, players rotate court position after each game. As such, each player plays doubles and singles over the course of a match, with the singles player always serving. Scoring styles vary, but one popular method is to assign a value of 2 points to each game, with the server taking both points if he or she holds serve, and the doubles team each taking one if they break. Also, the starting position before the service is different. The two members on the serving team stand on the same side of the court (the volleyer stands on the side that the server is on). After serving, the server moves over to the other side. This tactic is to counter opposing teams with excellent cross-court returns

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