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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A great Tennis book I used years ago and can be found on Amazon.com
Stairsteps to Successful Tennis (SST) written by my college coach, Ben Varn; and Hank Jungle.
I taught under SST program for 2 summers. One of the best tennis books out there; enjoy.
I just published the book "Developing High Performance Tennis Players" it presents a view of the game from the perspective of a high performance coach. In it you will find the "Laws of the Battle" - the tactical principles of tennis - singles and doubles.
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your book here. It would be great to do hear your feedback on some of the questions that players have here.
I am happy to help. I will be more active!
I'm going to be doing an HD video about doubles strategy very soon. In the meantime, go to osatennis360.com and subscribe to my newsletter (you get a free video on creating effortless power and disguise)!
Hope that helps!