Doubles Partnerships – Keep Working on Them

"If you know how to play doubles, then you can gel as a team." - Martina Navratilova I watch tennis on television. I like the drama, the tension, the strategy, whether it's singles or doubles. Also, I tune in to the Hall of Fame commentators for their unique [...]

By | 2017-07-27T07:44:51+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Doubles, Tennis Nuggets|0 Comments

2 by 4, Part Ill — The Beginning of a Doubles Point

"CHANGE STARTS WHEN YOU SEE THE NEXT STEP" ~ Anon The Receiver - the two responsibilities for you are: To return the serve crosscourt - keep it away from the net player. Huge! And, To return crosscourt in such a way as to give you [...]

By | 2016-02-18T17:44:56+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Doubles|0 Comments

2 by 4, Part ll — The Beginning of a Doubles Point

"EVERY POINT IS A CHANCE FOR A FRESH BEGINNING" — Jose In Part ll of The Beginning of a Doubles Point (Part I click here), I am going to focus on the two jobs each of you in doubles is entrusted with if you're in [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:23:19+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Doubles, Mindset|0 Comments

2 by 4, Part I – The Beginning of a Tennis Doubles Point

"When the ancients said that a work well begun was half done, they meant that we ought to  take the utmost pains in every undertaking to make a good beginning." — Polybius Okay, the four of you have had a proper warmup and now you're ready to begin [...]

By | 2016-02-18T17:24:10+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Doubles, Mindset|2 Comments

Lean and Deliver

"INDECISION IS THE GRAVEYARD OF GOOD INTENTIONS"  - Anon Tennis, whether it's singles or doubles requires of you the ability to anticipate and to recognize patterns. Anticipation is one of the priceless intangibles you need to develop and keep sharp to grow and evolve your tennis game. [...]

By | 2015-06-05T11:22:27+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Categories: Doubles, Mindset, Tennis Nuggets|1 Comment

Alley Burn Allergies

"A SHIP IN PORT IS SAFE, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT SHIPS ARE BUILT FOR." Ineffective doubles players never get burned down the alleys. You'll recognize them by their allergic reactions when they get beat down the alleys - "she's not passing me down the alley anymore," [...]

By | 2015-06-01T21:48:06+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Categories: Doubles, Mindset, Tennis Nuggets|0 Comments

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