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Hi Alois and Jeff,
Lately it seems as if my service return gets significantly worse when playing in doubles. I completely miss the ball off to the side or constantly feed them into the net and I ask myself why, why do I stumble even against easy serves? Playing the same people in singles goes fine!
In doubles I'm used to receiving almost all serves on my backhand, standing at the forehand corner. Do you think receiving with a more open forehand side, standing close to the middle of the table is better?
It may just be your positioning at the table. Try to think of the right half of the table as the area you need to position yourself for. So adjust your feet angle to accommodate this.
The serves coming at a different angle can throw you out of balance.
Work out whether you feel more comfortable receiving with the forehand or backhand when standing in that position.
The other consideration is to make sure you are out of the way of your partner for the next ball.
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