Tennis doubles

Win more doubles matches! Pro tennis tips on how to play more effective doubles

Many amateur club tennis players prefer doubles to singles but winning the point at the net can be tough. These drills, tactics and tips will not only make you feel more comfortable but they’ll also help you win more points on the doubles court.

Doubles may be your favourite tennis format but when you find yourself up at the net are you making the most of your attacking position? And do you know what your partner is planning on doing?

In these instructional videos, Lucy Ahl, a professional coach from the JTC academy, shows you some simple and practical on court drills that will help when you find yourself up at the net on the doubles court. What are you supposed to do and how can you do it? And she certainly knows what it takes to perform at the top of the game having played on the professional tennis tour for many years.



In this short series Lucy delves into some practical steps you can take to really improve your doubles interceptions and poaching at the net, a vital part of any succesful doubles player’s game. She also offers some tips on how the pro doubles teams communicate so well on court which you can follow to help you gel with your usual partner.

If you found this useful then check out these drills and tips from the JTC team guiding you on how to warm up for your next tennis practise or match and how to increase your groundstroke accuracy and consistency.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.