Everyone who plays doubles has heard the saying, “Down the middle solves the riddle.” That usually is thought about while hitting groundstrokes at two players at the net; but according to one tennis pro, it starts with serve placement.
Here are a couple of updates and a much-needed request for support. First, the last …
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Tennis legend Dick Stockton, through his charitable foundation, hosts tennis teaching events on military bases. With the Covid crisis, all have been put on hold; but with a light at the end of the Pandemic Tunnel, Dick is looking for support for later in this year…
If you see the ball bounce twice on your opponent’s side of the court, whose call is it? There are two different situations, with two different answers. They are here, along with a brief medical update.
Good communication for a doubles team usually comes over time playing together – and can be critical to the success of the pairing. But choosing the right words to say to your partner will help or hinder that process.
My mother had a saying about energy levels (that I am sure she got from someone else). She would say, “My get up and go, got up and went.” On that subject, a reader questions what you can do about loss of energy as we age + a medical update on Mas Kimball and me.
We are now almost a full year into this health crisis and the “experts” have regularly changed their opinions on what is safe and what is not. What is the current state of playing tennis and the virus?
Frequently during matches, questions come up about the rule governing a play that just happened. There is now an app available for Smart Phones that can help answer most questions. More on this and a couple of rule questions …
You see both tennis pros and us club players sometimes “go for too much” or conversely “not do enough” with an opportunity. There is a time to be aggressive and a time to be conservative in shot selection and court target.