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On the Ball: Doubles Tennis Tactics for Recreational Players is for players of any level who want to understand, improve and enjoy their doubles game more. This book is sure to be a trusted companion on the exciting journey of being and becoming a great doubles player.

The book is organized into bite-sized topics, making it easy to work on one aspect of your game at a time. It includes more than 200 court diagrams that help you to visualize the concepts. It also provides on-court drills that aid the integration of new tactics into your play. Throughout the book the lens of the shot cycle keeps you aware of all phases of a shot, not just the, obvious one of the impact and outcome of that hit.

On the Ball will help you to:

  • Improve your ability to stay alert and focused during each point;

  • Become more effective playing your position at the start of each point and to know when and how to make changes;

  • Improve your effectiveness when playing one up and one back through a clearer understanding of your role as the baseline or net player;

  • Learn how your team can cover the entire court by playing in the same zone as each other, either both up or both back;

  • Refine your ability to communicate and play seamlessly together with your partner.