by Will Boucek

November 13, 2020   

This is the second 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.

Today we are going to talk about serve strategy for doubles.

We cover the different roles of each player on the serve team and how they work together as a team, including communication and signaling. This episode also includes specific strategies for serving to the deuce vs ad court and explains the major differences.


Listen to all four episodes in this series on doubles strategy:

  1. Foundations of Double Strategy & The Mental Game
  2. Serve Team Strategy for Doubles (this episode)
  3. Winning Return Strategies for Doubles
  4. Net Play Strategy for Doubles

Show Notes from this Podcast

Here are some of the things I mention in this podcast episode on serve strategy for doubles.


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Will Boucek

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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