by Will Boucek

November 15, 2020   

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.

Doubles Player Eric Butorac

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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About the author

Will Boucek is the Founder & CEO of The Tennis Tribe. He has played and coached tennis for over two decades. Will is a strategy analyst for ATP & WTA tour players and coaches. He also tests the latest tennis racquets, shoes, & other gear from Wilson, Babolat, Head, Prince, and other tennis brands. He currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas where he plays USTA leagues & tournaments.

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