Doubles Partner Mojo


In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany talks about how doubles partners should interact between points.

Project Details

  • Date October 31, 2017
  • Tags Mental Toughness

Responses (10)

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  1. Dottie Wiencek
    March 18, 2019 at 12:09 am · Reply

    Great tip. Always stay positive and communicate. I have a problem though if my partner constantly talks throughout the play.

  2. Hal Rowe
    March 17, 2019 at 4:34 pm · Reply

    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?

  3. Karl Sommer
    November 6, 2017 at 5:07 am · Reply

    Thanks Jorge,
    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.
    Thanks again,

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 7, 2017 at 10:42 pm · Reply

      Thanks Karl…

  4. mark
    November 2, 2017 at 2:13 pm · Reply

    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?

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 2, 2017 at 9:10 pm · Reply

      Between Serve (or returns) I suggest no contact between partners. Could interrupt the partner’s flow and focus.

  5. Bill Gaertner
    November 1, 2017 at 8:13 pm · Reply

    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

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 2, 2017 at 9:10 pm · Reply

      I think the entire process can be done in 10-15 seconds max.

  6. John Edwards
    November 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm · Reply

    This is a really nice point. It does make it more fun as well. Thanks!

  7. charles andre
    November 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm · Reply

    Very nice advises! and important too
    good job Jorge 🙂


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