In this episode, Will chats with former ATP doubles player, Eric Butorac.
Eric has 18 ATP doubles titles, reached a career-high doubles ranking of #17 in the world, and played Division III tennis. During the conversation, they discuss Eric’s Ted Talk where he shares his story about making it from D3 to the ATP tour.
You’ll learn a lot about the process of improving that Eric used and advice that you can implement into your own game. Eric also shares how he got started in tennis and when he realized he had to stick to doubles to “make it.”
After that, we chat about doubles strategy. Eric has some great tips for getting the most out of your doubles partner and shares his biggest strengths & weaknesses with us. At the end, we discuss what it will take for doubles to gain more popularity. Eric also shares his favorite books, plus a funny story about being on the ATP player’s council with Roger, Rafa, and Novak.
This is a really fun conversation with someone who understands every level of our sport. Enjoy!
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Will Boucek is the Founder & CEO of The Tennis Tribe. He has played tennis for over two decades, including in college. Will has worked with ATP & WTA tour players and coaches. He currently lives in Austin TX where he plays USTA leagues & tournaments, writes about tennis, and teaches doubles workshops.