Strategy & Tactics

These articles are taken from the
US High School Tennis Association Coaches Workbook.
We will be adding links to more free articles during the coming months.


Practicing Shot Combinations

Singles Strategies

Playing "Big" Points

Using Doubles to Improve Singles

Communication -- The Key to
Successful Doubles

Doubles as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Poaching - Part I

Handling Defensive Situations

Serve 'em Out Wide

Practice Match-Play Patterns

Playing "Pushers"

Strategies for Shorter Players

Tactical Use of the First Serve

Doubles Positioning

Improve Play with Charting

Tactical Priorities for
High School Tennis Players

Defending Against an I Formation

Tactical Mid-Court Volleys: Singles

Handling a Two-Back Doubles Formation

Playing Through Short Balls

Creating Problems for a Big Hitter


Passing Shots

Deep-Ball Rally

Tactical Mid-Court Volleys

Playing Short Balls

Producing and Playing Short Balls

Doubles as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Handling Defensive Situations