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CleverTennis Moment: Moving Forward Hitting Down (Video)
CleverTennis Moment: Moving Forward Hitting Down (...
Are you standing there volleying – or are you closing on the net?  Read More →
CleverTennis Moment: Don’t Burn Your Partner! (Video)
CleverTennis Moment: Don’t Burn Your Partner...
And you volleyed cross court???  Read More →
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... Read more →
Go Ahead And Poach! (Video)
Go Ahead And Poach! (Video)...
Video shot in Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit, Mexico Poaching? Whoa…!!! Generally speaking, in a normal point there’s a rally and someone either hits a winner or more likely makes an error.  Basically there isn’t much emotion, it’s just... Read more →
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... Read more →
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,... Read more →
Service Return Shift! (Video)
Service Return Shift! (Video)...
Video shot at the CleverTennis NorthStar Getaway. This is a great doubles tactic you can use when you’re returning serve. Here’s the scenario. You’re receiving serve in the deuce court and you’ve go an active net man in front... Read more →