The Art of Doubles: Winning Tennis Strategies and Drills
Take Your Doubles Game to the Next Level!
Whether you're trying to improve your doubles game or are just getting started playing tennis with a partner, The Art of Doubles is the book for you. Author Pat Blaskower is your personal coach, guiding and encouraging you and your partner to play winning tennis by showing you how to:
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The Art of Doubles is a look at the California doubles way of playing, as author Pat Blaskower puts it. This book seems geared towards the 4.0 and above doubles specialist. Blaskower offers many good ... Read full review
Think you are an accomplished doubles player? Think there's not much more to learn about strategy? Even many solid 4.0 (USTA ranked) players with whom I have played could play far better if they would read this book and learn Blaskower's improved system of partnering and court coverage. The system is an intelligent hybridization of playing "one up/ one back" with playing "gain control of net as much as possible".
Many doubles players will dedicate to one of these ideas or others, but the optimum is to know how to blend both without confusing your partner, or making him/her feel abandoned on the court.
Creating and Nurturing a Balanced Doubles Team
Keep Your Teams Communication Lines Open
Learn Proper Court Position
Win With Intelligent Shot Selection
Develop Superior Poaching Skills
Keeping Control of the Net
Understanding Your Jobs on the Court
Flexibility A Powerful Weapon
Gaining Command of the Intangibles
Achieving Mental Toughness
Lets Talk About Winning and Losing
Choosing the Better Arena to Showcase Your Teams Skills
Drills for Honing Your Skills
Drills for the Highest Levels of Competition