This is the first episode in a four-part series on doubles strategy. If you’ve never thought about strategy before or are new to doubles, this series will get you started and help you turn into a smarter, more effective tennis player.
In this episode, I discuss the foundations and fundamentals that you need to know to become a good doubles player. I also teach you how to be mentally tougher on the doubles court, including how to deal with anger and how we should be viewing each point.
You’ll also learn what you should do between points to improve your in-match strategy. Then I briefly share the role or job of all four players on the doubles court.
Listen to all four episodes in this series on doubles strategy:
- Foundations of Double Strategy & The Mental Game (this episode)
- Serve Team Strategy for Doubles
- Winning Return Strategies for Doubles
- Net Play Strategy for Doubles
Ebook: 25 Winning Doubles Tactics Guaranteed to Help You Play Smarter
25 expert serve (7), return (5), net-play (5), baseline (4), & approach (4) tactics you can use in your next doubles match.
Show Notes from this Podcast
Here are some of the things I mention in this podcast episode on doubles strategy.
- Interview with Craig O’Shannessy from Brain Game Tennis
- Warren Pretorius, Owner of Tennis Analytics
- Jeff Greenwald from Fearless Tennis
- The Three Principles of Good Tennis – a new framework for focusing on process instead of outcome during tennis matches.
- What Poker Can Teach You About Tennis – how to view the probabilities and odds of winning a point.
- James Clear on positive thinking and what anger does to the mind
- My Doubles Masterclass: The Mental Game
- The roles or jobs of all 4 players on the doubles court
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