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Doubles Dilemmas

Doubles Dilemmas

Playing doubles is completely different than singles tennis, obviously technically the shots technique remain the same but the tactics and learning to play with a partner is totally different. For instance you might normally prefer to hit the “T” when serving in singles, but opt to serve out wide on doubles so the return will give an opportunity for your partner to poach.

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Service Strategies

Service Strategies

The serve is one of the most important shots in tennis, and one that you have no choice to master. Unlike every other shot in tennis you have no alternative but serve, and it commences every game.

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Opponents in Tennis

Learning To Appreciate Your Opponents Play

A great deal of tennis points are lost to either unforced errors or bad shots, not because the opponent has hit an ace. When you are learning about the game forget about trying for the big winner all the time, you would be far better working with your tennis coach on how to cut out errors in your game.

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Setting Realistic Expectations

Tennis is a game littered with opportunities to err and to make mistakes, even the top pros at the highest level make mistakes. What raises them above the average player is their acceptability that making mistakes is part of the game, and they quickly move on.

When you are playing at a social level normally more errors are made than the amount of winners. Tennis coaches regularly practice with their students that it is foolish for players to get upset with every error you make.
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