This is the third 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.
We cover the jobs of the returner and the returners’ partner, and how to return against different types of doubles teams. You’ll learn the best strategies for returning against the serve and volleyer, players who poach a lot, or teams who use the I-formation. This episode will help you focus on the right things so you can break serve more often.
Listen to all four episodes in this series on doubles strategy:
Here are some of the things I mention in this podcast episode on return strategies for doubles.
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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.