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The I-Formation Doubles Strategy

In doubles, it's important to vary your strategy and execute smart, well thought out tactics to help elevate your level of play.  In this tennis video tip, Seminole High Performance Nike Tennis Camp director, Dwayne Hultquist, demonstrates "The I-Formation" doubles tactic.

The I-Formation is one of the most common serving doubles tactics. The server completes the serve near the center point of the baseline. Their partner is positioned at the midpoint of the center service line in a crouching posture, to avoid obstructing the server's view. Right after the ball passes over the server’s partner, he/she should anticipate the return and cut diagonally towards the ball. At this time, the server should stand on the middle part of the court and quickly run towards the open court. This I formation tactic works by confusing the receiver’s team and can throw them out of their momentum if they do well with returning serves.

This tennis tip is presented by Coach Dwayne Hultquist. In his 16th season at the helm at Florida State, Coach Hultquist has put himself atop the Florida State record books and the Seminoles in the national spotlight.  He is the Winningest Coach in FSU History and 2013 ITA Southeast Head Coach of the Year.  

For more great Nike Tennis Camps tips and instruction from Coach Hultquist and his amazing staff at FSU, come join the fun this summer at the Seminole High Performance Nike Tennis Camp!  #serving4summer

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