In this Q&A, Kathy Woods discusses how to have success with the social aspects of tennis and doubles tennis. Kathy Woods is the co-author of Playing Tennis After 50. Kathy Woods discusses social doubles tennis
"The only risk in social mixed doubles pops up if one or more of the players think they are playing competitive doubles," says tennis expert Kathy Woods. When playing social mixed doubles, find opponents who are looking for the same game, Woods recommends. In competitive mixed doubles, the gender dynamic becomes more pronounced than in social mixed doubles.
A successful doubles team knows that good communication is important to working together effectively, instilling confidence, and making matches fun. In Playing Tennis After 50, Kathy and Ron Woods offer tips for maintaining open lines of communication during doubles matches. At the end of a match, thank your partner for playing and compliment her on her effort and any outstanding plays she made no matter which team won.
Second, try several demo rackets, which are available at most shops, to see how you like the racket before you invest any money. Rackets with oversized heads typically range from 110 to 125 square inches (710 to 806 square centimeters), while midsized rackets are about 100 to 109 square inches (645 to 703 square centimeters). A heavy racket weighs more than 11 ounces (312 grams), midweight rackets weigh between 9.8 and 10.9 ounces (278 to 309 grams), and superlight rackets weigh between 9 ...
Use sound technique to minimize shock to your body. The good news is that they can be avoided by developing and practicing sound body mechanics through proper tennis technique. Many male tennis players consider themselves to be at least somewhat athletic and are self-taught players for the most part.