Doubles Tips

  1. Doubles is a team sport. Doubles is not a spectator sport where one partner plays while the other watches. Remember to keep on your toes -- there is always somewhere you need to be when your partner is hitting the ball. Don't stand still!
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Heart of the Tin Man

The will to win is extremely important to perform at the highest level possible. Without it, you might end up like the Tin Man on the Wizzard of Oz... An empty kettle going through the motions. Read More…

Learning from Watching

Whenever I get a chance to watch tennis live or on TV, I try my best not to watch the ball going back and forth over the net. I understand that most people watch tennis this way because it's fun and exciting, but since I am a tennis teaching professional, I like to watch tennis in a different way. If you try to watch tennis the way I'm suggesting, you will learn a great deal more! This information will help you become a better tennis player and maybe someday we will be watching YOU playing tennis on TV! Read More…

Playing the Lobber

Any high lob that is dropping quickly is always difficult to smash out of the air.... because it is coming down quickly with a lot of speed, leaving you less time to react. When you attempt to take the lob out of the air and subsequently don't put it away, your opponent is able to recognize that you are unable to finish the point! Therefore, they're going to keep lobbing you! Read More…