Doubles


Doubles players greatly outnumber singles players in tennis, so helping players to improve their doubles game is a valuable tool for any tennis coach.

Here you will find tactical advice, and drills to help players succeed in every situation they may encounter on the court, whether offensively or defensively. Our point-based drills force players to face different situations and practice them until they are able to react automatically with the correct response to every shot from the opponent.

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When at the Net Move with the Ball

When playing one up and one back against the same formation, both net players need to be constantly moving up and back from offense to defense as the ball moves from one side of the net to the other.This post is only available to members...

Points: Body Return Down the Line

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Players play on half the singles court. One player is at the net, the other one at the baseline. The coach feeds a serve to the player a...

Doubles: 3-2-1

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Points are played out two at the net against two in the back. The team at the net starts the point with an underhand feed. The point is ...

Doubles: Four at Net

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Two teams play points with all players at the net. One of the players starts the point underhand and then the point is played out. Tacti...

Doubles: One up-One Back Formation

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Two teams play points with one player at the net and the other one at the baseline. The serve is underhanded. (The players at the net ne...

Doubles: Blasting the Net Player

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo One of the players hits a second serve and comes in. The opponent returns aggressively at the server’s partner who is at the net. He h...

Doubles: Lobbing and Coming in

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Two players start at the net and two in the back. One player in the back feeds a lob over the net players. (With advanced players, have ...

Doubles: Chipping and Charging

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo One player serves and volleys. The opponent returns crosscourt with a chip and charge. The server hits a volley to the returner’s feet...

Doubles: Playing Both Back on the Return

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo One team serves and the server has to serve and volley. Both opponents stay back to receive. The player returning has to make the return...

Doubles: Poaching

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo One player serves toward the ‘T’, and the opponent returns crosscourt. The server’s partner crosses and volleys at the opponent at...

Doubles: Lob Return

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo One player serves and volleys. The opponent hits a lob over his partner at the net. If the lob is very deep, the team lets it bounce and...

Doubles Drill: Decision on High Volleys

One player serves and volleys, the opponent returns crosscourt. Video: High Volley If the return is high, the server will volley firmly toward the opponent at the net. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more ...

Doubles – Australian Formation

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo In the Australian formation the net player stand on the same side as the server to start the point. The server serves from the middle of...

Doubles – I-Formation

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo In the I formation, the net player straddles the center line. The server serves from the middle of the court (singles formation). The ne...

A Different Type of Doubles

Typical girls's doubles? Two girls are rallying crosscourt from the baseline while their partner's at the net are standing like statues watching the balls go by - happy not to get involved. We need to change that. A few methodological tr...