In this article we will discuss the tendencies of a good doubles partner versus a bad doubles partner. It is very important to have a great positive connection with your partner. If a good connection is not there from the beginning, then you and your partner are in for a very loooong game of doubles.

 

Bad Doubles Partner

Good Doubles Partner

 

It is very important to be supportive and positive as a dynamic duo to play successfully. You will find that a small change in your mindset, behavior and habits between points can go a very long way. Make eye contact with your partner and give them a hi- five, especially when the two of you just lost the point. By not connecting, your partner may assume that you are mad at them, it’s human nature.

Always talk to one another in-between points to strategize on how to win the match. By doing this, it keeps you and your partner in sync. It also makes your opponents think that the two of you are coming up with a master plan, but in reality you and your partner could be saying badda-bing, badda-boom alakazam!

Just the thought that something is coming could make your opponents nervous and make them make a mistake. Whether you win or lose the match, always give your partner the respect and shake their hand first and then with your opponents.

Always remember, you are going to win some and lose some, it’s not the end of the world if you lose. Be gracious to your partner as we all have good days and bad days. Practice with one another to learn each others tendencies to get better.

Good luck to everyone and please strive to be a great doubles partner!

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