by Will Boucek

March 21, 2021   

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.
Mixed doubles tennis players

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 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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