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[tennisbiz] WTA Doubles

From: Alan Chandronnait <>
Date: Fri 26 Jul 2002 16:01:06 -0400

<x-charset iso-8859-1>Hi people-

Why aren't most of WTA players serve and volleying in doubles? That was my
question to you. Here are my opinions of why I think they are not.

1. Poor coaching. Most have been trained in singles to hit groundstrokes
with very little effort put into volleying and finishing the point at the
net. Thus, when these players decide to play doubles they have little, if
any, confidence at the net. Actually, many look as if they are scared to
even venture into the net because they might get hurt.

2. Very little emphasis is being put on doubles play in the United States
junior tennis. Why? Most USTA junior tournaments just don't offer it at
the sectional level or, when they do offer it, only one or two teams sign
up. The reason why more teams don't sign up goes back to the coaching. So,
because of this players get very limited amounts of doubles experience.

3. The USTA does a horrible job of promoting doubles. I was extremely
disgusted in watching the finals of the women's doubles last year on TV.
The match was exciting and it was wonderful to see doubles on TV. From the
view point of the television camera the stands looked empty. All the real
fans were up above the condos. Can you imagine watching the professional
basketball team in your area play on TV and it appears no one is in the
stands?! It brings the excitement level down for the viewer tremendously.
It can almost make a great game boring! The USTA should have the game of
tennis as number one----singles and doubles------it has $ as number one!
The USTA should take advantage of these opportunities of promoting tennis
(doubles) like they had last year. They double faulted!

Thank you Scott and Tom for your opinions and viewpoints! How about the
rest of you! Where is your opinion? Anyone from the USTA like to respond?
I am looking for coaches, players, administrators, parents, offer your opinion for the sole purpose of
widening my perspective of why women are not serve and volleying on the pro

Thank you and I look forward to your opinions!!

Alan Chandronnait

Received on Mon Jul 29 2002 - 09:33:54 CDT

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