Creating a Gameplan & Making In-Match Adjustments: Podcast 014

This is a strategy episode for league or tournament doubles players who struggle to make adjustments during a match.

If you’ve ever been down in a match, knowing something needs to change, but not sure how to dig yourself out of the hole you’re in, this is for you.

  • Learn how to create a winning gameplan for a specific opponent.
  • Find out how to seek out the weaknesses of the other team, no matter your skill level.
  • I also discuss 3 stories of in-match adjustments I’ve made to help illustrate how you can do the same.

After you listen, download the On-Court Doubles Playbook to create a strategy you can use to beat a specific team.

Show Notes from this Podcast

Here are some of the things I mention in this podcast episode:

  • Episode 013: How to Beat a Pusher or Lobber in Doubles
  • Episode 006: Serve Team Strategy for Doubles
  • Here’s the new framework I discuss in this episode.
    Keep in mind that the USTA ratings are not exact, just a ballpark skill level for each variable. Choose the variable that best applies to your game, and work on the higher levels in practice.
    • Level 1: USTA 2.0 – Team vs Team
    • Level 2: USTA 2.5 – Player vs Player (direction)
    • Level 3: USTA 3.0 – Forehands & Backhands (direction)
    • Level 4: USTA 3.5 – Depth & height
    • Level 5: USTA 4.0 – Pace
    • Level 6: USTA 4.5 – Spin
    • All Levels: Positioning
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About the Author

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.