Middle Brings Middle! (Video)
Middle Brings Middle! (Video)...
Video shot in Mazatlan, Mexico. A common tactic that everyone uses when playing doubles is volleying to the middle between your opponents.  And there are also certain instincts that just “happen” when hitting to that middle.  Now, as you all know,  all kinds of things happen when you’re at the net and you hit the ball down the middle in doubles. There can be confusion or indecision as to whose ball it... 
Volleys-What’s In Your Footwork?(Video)
Volleys-What’s In Your Footwork?(Video)...
So how do you move when you hit a volley? What’s in your footwork?? Do you run right through it? Do you stop get set and step in? Do you wait for the ball to come to you? OK, we’re gonna have some fun with this! I’m going to demonstrate some of the common errors that players make when they volley…. Yeah, you’re gonna love watchin this!! Then after that, we’ll put together a format... 
Taking Reflex Time Away! (Video)
Taking Reflex Time Away! (Video)...
In this doubles video, you are the net man and you decide to poach. You make your move and your in sync with the return.  It’s right there in front of you and your choice is to hit your volley to the middle of the court?  Why?  Because it’s open? Here’s another thought for you.  As you move up the ladder in the levels of play from 3.5 upward, it becomes more obvious to your opponent that the middle... 
Being Effective At Net (Video)
Being Effective At Net (Video)...
We created this tip for TennisOne.com and combined two of our clips,  “Cut ’em Off At The Pass” and  “The Net Man’s Position”, with the concept of putting them together for a more holistic strategy . This a fun new twist on some of the shots you may be familiar with! Good doubles teams have the ability to cover the court effectively.  They always seem to be in the right place at... 
Recovering When At Net (Video)
Recovering When At Net (Video)...
(Video shot in Manzanillo, Mexico)…  Here’s the scenario: You’re playing doubles and all four of you end up at the net. The volleys are quick and everybody’s involved. Bang!!  Smack!!  Wham!!  Bang!! Then whaack!! right into the net!  Don’t ya just hate that!!!  What happened?  Read More →
Hitting the Big Overhead! (Video)
Hitting the Big Overhead! (Video)...
(Video shot in Manzanillo, Mexico)…  Nothing is more fun than hitting a big overhead well, and you’ve all done it! You hit a penetrating volley to the corner, move into the net forcing your opponent to lob, you move back and crush it for a winner! yeah baby! That’s what everybody expects to do, but that’s not always what happens. Here’s a clever key to this scenario…..  Read More →
Chip And Salsa! (Video)
Chip And Salsa! (Video)...
Here’s a great tactic that you can use as a change up when you’re receiving serve. We call it the Chip And Salsa! Because it’s got everything but the guacamole!  Read More →
Get Into The Game! (Video)
Get Into The Game! (Video)...
This is the first tip in our series called “Get into the Game!”, about doubles tactics and instinctive patterns that players do at the 3.5 to 4.5 level. These are tactics we all understand, but, in a match, what are YOUR instinctive patterns? Are you really in the game?  Read More →
Lob The Server!
Lob The Server!...
Here’s the situation: You’re playing doubles, you are the receiver, and you’ve got an active net man in front of you. The server has a good serve, mean ground strokes, and it’s tough to get into the net, – she’s good! So what are ya gonna do? Call Tennis Busters??? I don’t think so! Here’s a tactic you can use to change all that.  Read More →
Netman’s Position (Video)
Netman’s Position (Video)...
Here’s a useful doubles tennis tactic for those of you who love to play offensively at the net when your partner’s serving, but often find your opponents lobbing over you to neutralize play. Yes, you Mr. Netman. Your opponents are lobbing and have neutralized and taken away your aggressive net game.  You’re not having any fun now.  Yup, you can read the sign, “no poaching and no cutting off the...