Playing Back! (Video)
Playing Back! (Video)...
Paribas Open, Indian Wells, CA. In this week’s doubles tactic we’re going to look at the “Defense” concept of playing back with your partner when receiving serve and the situations that go with it. And we’ve got some great examples to share with you which we shot at the Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA. The Indian Wells tournament is one of the best venues in the world to watch the pros play and one of the few... 
Moving Forward Through The Service Return (Video)
Moving Forward Through The Service Return (Video)...
(Video shot in Sun Valley, Idaho)… Many times I’ve noticed a common error that happens in doubles when a player is returning a second serve in a pressure situation.  The tighter the match, the more chances of it happening. The score is 4-5, 30-40, and you are the receiver.  The server misses her first serve and you and your partner have a set point with a second serve coming! And your thinking “Great!, second... 
The Service Return And Pressure Situations (Video)
The Service Return And Pressure Situations (Video)...
Here is another tip we created  for one of our associates, TennisOne.com.  We combined some of the tactics and strategies from two of our doubles clips, “ Moving Forward Through The Service Return” and “Lob The Server”, with the purpose of taking a deeper look into the viewpoint of the receiver.  So how do you return under pressure?  What’s in your service return?? Do you go for it?  Do you just get it... 
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... 
Bounce Hit! (Video)
Bounce Hit! (Video)...
Here’s the picture:  You leave the office and get stuck in freeway traffic, or you pick the kids up from school, drop them off at home and you race to get to your match! “Don’t  be late!” you say to yourself.  You get to the club and run onto the court where your partner and opponents are warming up.  Your partner says “Wow! You just made it!” Three minutes later, you’re playing……are... 
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 →