To the Net or Not – “7 Shades Green”

" Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread. " --- Alexander Pope Do I or don't I? Should I or shouldn't I? I guess it's time. It feels right, I'm going for it!  Or, no, I'm not going to the net, I might get lobbed, [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:23:19+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #1 The Short Ball

In my post  7 Shades of Green, I list 7 scenarios to look for to give you the opportunity to go to the net. This post focuses on the #1, the short ball. How do you recognize when you are receiving a short ball from your [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:23:19+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #2 Floater as a Volley

THE FLOATER AS A VOLLEY Most of you enjoy the game best when your opponents are giving you the balls you like, just as a tennis pro in a lesson gives you the friendly feed - the right bounce, the right pace... just right. It's [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:23:19+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #3 The Free Trip

THE FREE TRIP - It's a free ride. Gratis. It's redeeming your frequent flyer miles. The Free Trip transition is one of the easiest tactics to execute in doubles but you have to recognize it, you have to  know what to look for. When you [...]

By | 2015-04-26T12:52:37+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #5 Serve and Volley

The Serve and Volley is a classic in the realm of aggressive tactics, is put into action by the more experienced player. This tennis doubles strategy, in its purest form: after you serve (and preferably a first serve), you advance to the net, usually to [...]

By | 2015-04-26T12:43:41+00:00 March 22nd, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #6 The Red Habanero Groundstroke

THE RED HABANERO GROUNDSTROKE: This is the tactic cited the most by the recreational/club player when I ask them how they approach the net. The Red Habanero approach is really quite simple - you've hit this red hot groundstroke, and decided to transition from the [...]

By | 2015-04-26T12:35:45+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #7 Sneak Attack

And now for our 7th doubles transitional tactic: The Sneak Attack This tactic is well-suited for the player, whose only foray to the net is to shake hands at the end of the match. Therein lies her strength - the ultimate surprise! The Sneak Attack [...]

By | 2015-04-26T12:28:59+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments