1. Get to the net as often as possible.
2. Be aggressive.
3. Move with your partner in a parallel motion on the court, to avoid crossing over each other.
4. Stay within one zone of your partner. The tennis court has the following areas: the A zone (the net), B zone (midcourt) and C zone (baseline).
5. Occupy the A zone as often as possible.
6. Cover your own lob, to avoid crossing your partner.
7. Take the lob in the air. (Use your opposite hand as though you are “catching the ball” to site the forehand volley, hit it down into the center of the court)
8. Be at the center of the service box on your partner's serve. (Ask your partner where they intend to serve wide / body /centre line)
9. Be on the service line, slightly closer to the center of the court, when your partner is returning serve. (Watch for the service fault foot and line fault)
10. Try not to hit to your opponent's net person.
11. Hit down the center as much as possible - it's your safest shot.
12. Improve your first serve percentage. To do this, hit your second serve style (e.g. slice, topspin or kick) as your first serve, if necessary.(Pro players look for above 80% first serves in, Club players barely manage 35% first serves in!)
13. Work on your crosscourt shots. (Width then Length)
14. Doubles is a team game “Talk to each other!”
15. Enjoy it!
Seems to work for me !
Club tennis is social, league tennis is social after the game !
Get ready to compete not to play!