The point is played out. Author Pat Blaskower is your personal coach, guiding and encouraging you and your partner to play winning tennis by showing you how to: choose a compatible partner determine your jobs on Take Your Doubles Game to the Next Level! The Art of Doubles is loaded with practical, proven tennis strategies that you can put to work immediately to see improvements in your own doubles game!. Time and again, it becomes apparent that all great doubles teams appear to do the same things in very similar ways. The player in the first court should endeavor to win the first point of each service, enabling his partner to try to force home the advantage and thus effect a breakthrough. The ability to bounce an overhead over the back fence is not essential. Players who wonder what the hell happened also come in several varieties, none of which is famous for tactical or strategic prowess. It is a fitting end to this career.
Returning-of-service is so important, and ability to appreciate the strength of your opponents against varying returns is essential. Author Pat Blaskower is your personal coach, guiding and encouraging you and your partner to play winning tennis by showing you how to: choose a compatible partner determine your jobs on the court learn poaching skills communicate with each other and opposing teams maintain mental toughness use various formations and strategies pick your shots intelligently decide where to play: tournaments or leagues and much, much more! If a player hits a ball outside the service box, it is a score to the other team. Why is this rule of moving with your partner and the line of the ball any different during return of serve? I had to read some of the concepts over again, because it was the first time learning them. Even if your goals extend no further than local league play, the decision should be weighed more carefully than, Hey, you wanna play? This book really helped my doubles game right away -- it made me better at poaching and playing the angles. From 1985 to 1999, she coached league teams in Marin County and was the head tennis professional at the Mill Valley Tennis Club. Knowledge of what it takes to win and what causes teams to lose 10. From 1985 to 1999 she coached league teams in Marin County and was the head tennis professional at the Mill Valley Tennis Club.
Or consider using a higher-percentage slice serve versus flat as your first serve: it may have less pace, but the ball will be trickier for your opponent to handle. The second team who is originally positioned in the baseline then moves towards the net to hit an approach shot after the ball bounces in their court. The wall axiom in the prior edition is gone and most coaches are pushing the staggered formation which this book introduces. She plays mostly doubles and is a 3. But thirty years is enough. If you have aspirations to win national doubles titles, whether in the U. The baseliners can lob, go down the line or hit cross court to try to win the point.
The tennis pro feeds a ball to either baseliner, who needs to try to win the point against the net players. Blaskower is a strong proponent of the 80%-20% rule, namely that a good doubles team can properly position themselves to cover 80% of the court and win the point most all the time. Highly recommend this to anyone that needs help with their doubles game. Improve Your Tennis Technique Now! Blaskower offers many good strategies and mental reminders to practice and put into play. Overall a good book to review if you want to better your tennis doubles game! I am grateful to my editor, Michelle Ehrhard, for encouraging me to revise The Art of Doubles. Short Court Two vs Two Tennis Doubles drill This tennis doubles drill is also very important to develop the players control of the ball. When the runner tries to steal 2nd base, he will do everything to unnerve and distract the pitcher before he throws.
It goes over tennis positioning really well. To complete the drill, both teams must hit at least three volleys each and then they can do begin playing out the point. All that running around on the court—where are they going? If possible, the drill should continue until all teams can execute this drill properly. A book is more broad and informative than a video series, and this book is more about the strategic play, rather than stroke production, so a book suits that format. Volley Drill The volley drill teaches players to volley effectively for a winner. Other statements like you don't need topspin groundstrokes, a topspin lob and for your backhand all you need is a onehanded backhand slice no 2 hander is really just telling me what works for the author herself? It'll take time for me to practice all that I've learned but this book is definitely a game changer for me.
This drill teaches everyone to have good reflexes and is a good way to practice volleying. The players have two choices in this drill to make it interesting. Her answers are crisp and pointed. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Picking the right person to share your tennis life is no small matter. Could you please shed some much needed light on this? In 1999 she moved to Connecticut where, for the past eight years, every league team she has coached has reached districts, sectionals or nationals. The Art of Doubles is loaded with practical, proven tennis strategies that you can put to work immediately to see improvements in your own doubles game! Summary Take Your Doubles Game to the Next Level! It is a subtle game of grace, ball placement, and movement, whose masters often make others feel foolish or simply tempt them to beat themselves. The team with the highest 1st serve percentage in doubles has a big advantage.
Among other things, doubles has quickened up my reflexes and skills at net. The book also includes detailed court diagrams that show you how to execute offense, defense, and tactical plays; checklists that summarize the most important points of each chapter; and on-court drills to help you improve and refine your skills. Agadoni has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University-Fullerton. I like to play the deuce court because my forehand is so good right-handed misguided statement. Intermediate and advanced players will certainly find many points instructive and useful as they build and refine their doubles play.
Take Your Doubles Game to the Next Level! I played singles varsity tennis in high school and just recently stated playing league doubles tennis. Yes sir, give me a partner with the feel of anticipation and he will have made a long stride toward being the dream doubles player. Check out our Tennis Ebooks and be on the way to improving all of your tennis strokes without the trial and error. It is called hitting behind yourself. There were so many things I was doing wrong.
When I am receiving serve and pulled way out wide on a sharp angle serve, off the court sometimes to the fence , my partner does not move to cover the middle. There is no point to serve-and-volley tennis because you jus get lobbed all the time. This means that all the players in both teams should always hit the ball inside the service box. This drill teaches players to keep the first ball deep to allow your team to take the net first. The people hitting groundstrokes from the baseline must keep the ball in the singles court so the net player will feel more confident to poach.