Great Tips On How To Beat A Pusher

If you ask recreational tennis players which type of opponent is the hardest to beat, more often than not, the answer will be a “pusher”. Now, a pusher isn’t the strongest player on the court; as a matter of fact, they typically have average on-court movement, ground strokes, volleys, and serves. But what they lack […]

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Don’t Throw In The Towel Just Because You Have A Weaker Doubles Partner

Tennis is a highly competitive sport, at every level of play, from beginners to pros. And in doubles, let’s admit it… we all prefer a partner who at least is at our same skill level; someone who we can trust to not make more errors than us. But what happens when your partner is weaker […]

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In Doubles Tennis, Don’t Burn Your Partner At The Net

In league, my partner and I always play the later matches when we’re the home team because we can take the summer heat, but I always get to the club early to watch the other matches that are going on. I use that time to make mental notes of strategies I see that work (and […]

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In Doubles Tennis, Who Takes The Ball Coming Up The Middle?

Sometimes in doubles tennis, it can be confusing as to who should take the volley when it’s up the middle and both you and your partner are up at (or close to) the net. You don’t want to be a ball hog, and you don’t want to clash your rackets together – and you definitely […]

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When And Why You Should Serve Down The “T”

The most important shot in tennis is the serve. It delivers the first ball of each¬†point, so you want it to be as effective as possible. Many club players have the tendency to just “get it in”, which is fine, but then the server won’t know how the opponent will return it. And some players […]

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