Can anyone recommend a good book or instruction resource for match strategy? Specifically I'm looking for doubles tips right now, but singles as well. Earlier tonight, I feel like my partner and I lost because we didn't adjust to the opponents' adjustments they made during the match. I feel like we were mentally outplayed towards the end and I really hate losing a close match (plus I made some dumb choices).
Are there any good books that have helped your game off-the-shelf? I realize that playing lots of tennis in different situations with different players may be the best teacher. But I think I could benefit from some doubles recipes if you will.
Thanks in advance :)
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I have not found a lot of books about doubles that go beyond the basics. However, I did like Stan Smith's "Winning Doubles".
i'd stay spend more time in doing approach shots and half volleys and volleys along with overheads during practices as opposed to groundies most players tend to fall-on. Winning doubles is all about which pair owns the net and establishing overheads. serve and volley drills most definitely. ;-)