In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany talks about how doubles partners should interact between points.
Great tip. Always stay positive and communicate. I have a problem though if my partner constantly talks throughout the play.
Interesting enough, as a boubles team . My partner and i are the only team that does this in our summer leage.
We often get pushback or negative comments from the teams we play. Such as shut up and play. Though we taking just a few seconds to communicate.
I also teach it to my students i coach at CCSU “Central Connecticut State University ” club team. They also give a little pushback by saying “coach we play together all the time we know what we are doing.” I ask ever see the Bryan brothers play?
I run several adult leagues at my club. All of the leagues except for 1 are round robin doubles. 90% are women, more than half are over 60.
I think the atmosphere will cheer up after I make your suggestion a league rule to at least smile, jave some eye contact and have fun.
It looks so ODD when you see the non communication!! and then the UNSAID’s have a mind of their own between the so called ‘partners’!
What to do BETWEEN 1st and 2nd serves or even 1st and 2nd returns?
Between Serve (or returns) I suggest no contact between partners. Could interrupt the partner’s flow and focus.
I love it. I’ve played with too many “silent, no contact” partners, and felt “He probably thinks it all my fault”. And the match goes downhill.
We all need a little support and love, esp. when we lose a point with a mis-hit!
My question is: Is there a time limit on how much chat/planning the team can do between points.
Love the jog back to the net position by the server’s partner
I think the entire process can be done in 10-15 seconds max.
This is a really nice point. It does make it more fun as well. Thanks!
Very nice advises! and important too
good job Jorge 🙂
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