Post-Traumatic Doublefault Syndrome

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Cindysphinx, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. skiracer55

    skiracer55 Hall of Fame

    Feb 21, 2007
    When we talk about tennis...

    ...we should not use the words "never" or "always." Stuff happens, and afterwards, you can make up any kind of story you want, still, what happened did happen. It's over and there's no looking back. We can all improve our serves...and our backhands, forehands, and so forth. But if you miss a shot at a crucial time in the match, that's the way it goes. Let it go, and drive on...
  2. CrispyFritters

    CrispyFritters Rookie

    May 20, 2009
    Sunny California
    What you call the yips, our local park calls *****lock. And the thing about *****lock is that once you get it once....YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT WILL COME BACK.

    It's not curable!
  3. Attila_the_gorilla

    Attila_the_gorilla Hall of Fame

    Jun 3, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Double faults are my staple while I'm still working on my serve. My goal is not just to hit the ball in but to serve a weapon. Just last Saturday, playing 3 doubles sets , I served about 2 or 3 doubles per game on average, and lost many of my service games, in windy conditions. Still working on adapting my serve to the wind.

    I don't feel under pressure to hold my serves because I'm very confident in the rest of my game, so I feel free to experiment. Ended up winning my sets quite comfortably, despite losing a few service games.

    Also, in doubles, serving is tricky because you rely so much on your partner at the net. If you don't trust your partner, then you feel more inclined to go for too much. While you're still improving and experimenting with your serve, don't worry about double faults and losing your games. Pay attention to what you're doing wrong on the second serve and try to adjust/work on it. I usually hit the second serve into the net, cos I put too much spin on it and not enough power.
  4. gameboy

    gameboy Hall of Fame

    Jul 10, 2009
    Double fault is almost guaranteed when I am serving for the match...

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