View Full Version : Singles, Doubles, or Both?

03-28-2004, 11:27 AM
Do you prefer to play singles or doubles? Me, I love them both. I used to be a singles stalwart, as I would guess many are, but I have grown to love doubles as a unique game unto itself.

03-28-2004, 11:38 AM
ditto joe. i've learned so much after playing doubles these past few years.

Max G.
03-28-2004, 12:15 PM
Usually, I'd been concentrating on mostly singles, but this year I got a doubles spot on my HS team, and I'm loving it. Doubles is awesome! (-:

03-28-2004, 07:02 PM
I really am not better at either one I'd say, but I usually prefer to play singles, since it tends to be a little less social than doubles. I have played each on my usta team, and I have fun playing either-it's all tennis!

03-28-2004, 07:30 PM
Congratulations, @wright! You have moved from "semi-pro" to "professional" in the day that I have been here!

You should really get a job, tho. ;-)

03-29-2004, 09:29 AM
I like singles better but do enjoy and learn from doubles play.

02-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Singles is better, more hitting more running around. Doubles you are jsut standing there at the net.,

02-20-2010, 10:43 PM
It's easier to find one partner than 3. Also, I tend to become claustrophobic during doubles, so singles is better.

02-20-2010, 10:51 PM
I prefer the challenge of singles, but I tend to play dubs more often than not.

02-20-2010, 11:22 PM
I prefer singles. I've played alot of team sports and enjoy them but with tennis I prefer to win or lose by how well I play.

02-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Prefer singles, but doubles is good practice for singles/volleys & is more relaxing.

02-21-2010, 04:26 AM
I prefer both!! Singles helps maintain rythym and timing, doubles helps with volleys and returns.

I try to play singles once a week and play doubles once or twice a week.

02-21-2010, 06:16 AM
Both are great but completely unique games. I think I like singles more because you have more control over what happens. In doubles, if you hit a great shot that pulls both players off the court and then your partner nets the next shot, there's nothing you can do.

That's not to say I don't like playing doubles and I always play it in tournaments if they have it.