Mixed Doubles Strategy: Myths, Common Scenarios, & Advice for Guys – Podcast 019

In this episode, Will answers questions from listeners on mixed doubles strategy and covers:

  • The difference between mixed doubles vs men’s and women’s doubles.
  • Some of the most common myths about mixed doubles like “the guy should serve first” & “the stronger player should play in the ad court.”
  • The best strategy for common scenarios you might encounter in mixed doubles.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Liquido

How do you beat a powerful guy and a weaker woman? What if the girl is the stronger player but isn’t very tall? How should you play if you have a weaker partner? We discuss all these questions and more.

If you have specific questions about mixed doubles, leave them in the comments below.


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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.