Improve your Doubles with Mark Woodforde

 

I have played tennis competitively for the last fifteen years of my life but it was only about five years ago that I really started enjoying the game of doubles.  I remember the exact match when doubles finally made sense to me.  I now enjoy doubles more than singles and have been getting my fix weekly in the TW Friday Doubles League.

However, I am always looking for ways to improve my doubles game.  I was lucky enough to run into Mark Woodforde (part of the successful Woodies doubles team) down at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA.  He allowed me to pick his brain and answered my questions on how to become a better doubles player.  I compiled them in video form for everyone to benefit from. Enjoy!

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Brittany

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Reflecting after winning my first ATP point, 6-1 6-2.

Reflecting after winning my first ATP point, 6-1 6-2.

Tuesday I woke up early with one goal in mind – get my first ATP point! After spending the weekend going through the qualifying rounds I knew it would be a shame and a bit heartbreaking to lose in my first round main draw match and get no compensation for my efforts. However, I knew I had to get those kinds of thoughts out of my mind!

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Won the Bronze Ball!

Today was the last day of the tournament. It has been a great week with near perfect weather most days. I really enjoyed my time with my host as well.

tonlars2Yesterday’s doubles semifinal could definitely have been better. Nothing was going our way and were weren’t converting on many break and game point opportunities. But the other team played great. We ended up losing but were excited to compete for 3rd/4th and the potential to win a gold ball.
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