All of the time I play people who have a bigger serve, better forehand, and more technically-sound volleys than me.
If we played a singles match they would win, if a coach fed us balls they would look much better, and shot-for-shot I could never beat them.
But, I don’t have to. Too many of these players manage to beat themselves. Maybe you are that player.
If you find yourself making too many errors, especially when it comes to shot selection, then this episode could raise your NTRP rating by .5 or more.
During this episode, we’ll focus on five scenarios where you can start making fewer mistakes and winning more points.
A few of the questions answered include:
- What should my first serve strategy be in doubles?
- What should I do with a short, wide ball?
- Do I always need to hit volleys at the opposing net player?
- How do I take advantage of transition volleys?
Ultimately, to win more tennis matches, it’s important to play high-percentage rather than hitting hard. After listening, you’ll better understand what to do in key doubles situations.
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Show Notes from this Podcast
Here are some of the things I mention in this podcast episode:
- 5 mistakes club-level players make
- Going for too much when serving, instead of focusing on consistency with spin and placement.
- Not staying in crosscourt rallies long enough, and hitting either too hard or an ill-advised down-the-line shot.
- Trying to hit winners on short wide balls instead of forcing an error or playing an advantageous shot.
- Forcing volleys, especially inside-out ones, to the other net player instead of going for a high-percentage volley.
- Missing too many transition volleys by either choosing too small of a margin or hitting too hard.
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