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Category archive: Doubles

Winning Tennis and The Wardlaw Directionals

Winning Tennis and The Wardlaw Directionals

What are The Wardlaw Directionals? The Wardlaw Directionals is a shot selection strategy allowing a player to understand when the best time is to change, or not change, the direction of the ball.  Because decisions are based on the ball crossing or not crossing the body, this system easily helps you decide whether it is…

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 4)

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 4)

Today we’ll finish up our Got Doubles Skills? series.  In Part 1 we looked at The Server’s Jobs, in Part 2 we looked at The Server’s Partner’s Jobs, and in Part 3 we looked at The Receiver’s Jobs.  Finally, today, in Part 4, we’ll look at The Receiver’s Partner’s Jobs. Often, the receiver’s partner is…

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 3)

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 3)

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed Part 1 and Part 2 of our Got Doubles Skills? series.  In today’s Part 3 of Got Doubles Skills?, we’ll look at The Receiver’s Jobs.  From the length of this article, it may look like the receiver doesn’t have many responsibilities.  Don’t be fooled!  Remember, the receiver must get the ball in…

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 2)

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 2)

I hope you liked Part 1 of our Got Doubles Skills? series on the Server’s Jobs in doubles.  In today’s second part of Got Doubles Skills? we’ll be exploring the Server’s Partner’s Jobs. Job One:  Direct the Server’s Placement of Their Serve Much as a catcher does in baseball, the server’s partner (or net man/woman)…

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 1)

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 1)

One of my tennis mentors is Chuck Kriese.  He is the winningest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history, just to name one of his many accomplishments.  Being a college coach, he really understands the game of doubles.  With his help, I’d like to help you (and your partner) understand the great game of doubles more….

Doubles Anyone?

Doubles Anyone?

I’ve always loved the game of doubles!   I love the quickness and all court aspect of the game.  I’ve never been one to camp out on the baseline (in singles or doubles).  I’m an attacking player and my personality thrives of a good game of doubles. As we get older, we usually tend to play…

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