Complete Video Gallery

The Previdi System videos were created to help guide you through a easy to follow learning process for Doubles Tennis.  The videos on this page are directed towards the players, coaches, and doubles teams. This is a complete list of our Previdi Videos.  To break the videos down into separate categories, please choose from one of the submenu options under the Videos link.  We are consistently updating our pages with new videos, so we invite you to check back often!

 

Moment Of Truth

Type:  Terminology
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: In The Previdi System terminology, the Moment of Truth is the foundation upon which all shots are built.

EFFECT ON GAME: If you are consistent at the Contact Point (Moment of Truth), you will be able to be consistent and accurate, the two most important qualities in doubles.

The Offensive Lob Return

Type:  Terminology
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

EFFECT ON GAME: The Offensive Lob Return can be used in several ways. It can make the server scramble back and hit a defensive shot. It can complement the SAL return. It can be especially effective against an aggressive net player. Once you master this shot you will find yourself using it often and your opponents will be frustrated by it. There is no good response to a well executed offensive lob return.

The Server Partner Position Drill

Type:  Drill
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  2 - 4 Players

TOPIC: Many players struggle to help their partner when their partner is serving. The only chance they get to practice proper positioning and movement is during a match and that can be intimidating. It also doesn't give them enough repetitions.

EFFECT ON GAME: If you perform this drill in your clinic or team practice it wlll help you to have better timing, positioning and it will help you build confidence to help your partner hold their serve. 

The Most Important Game Of The Match

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: The most important game of the match is the first game of the second set ( and the first game of the third set if you're still playing third sets). Learn to focus and win this game in every match to be a successful team.

EFFECT ON GAME: If you and your partner can consistently win the first game of the second set you will learn to keep momentum when you're winning and stop the opponents momentum when you're losing. 

Netstrapping

Type:  Terminology
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: When you hit the SAL Return in The Previdi System, you're going to get many angled balls back in response. If you don't put the net strap in between you and the opponent, you will be vulnerable to those angles. Any time you're the Helper, put the netstrap between you and the opponent so you're positioned in the center of all the possible returns to your side. Make sure your Hunter doesn't go and hide in their alley because the middle will be wide open.

EFFECT ON GAME: If you position yourself properly as the Helper, you will not be vulnerable to angles and will be able to use your opponents angles against them.

The Inside-In Return

Type:  Terminology
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

EFFECT ON GAME: Having an aggressive alternative on return of serve will help to keep the net player from being a factor by attacking their position and will open things up for your other returns.

Stop Focusing On Technique And Get Better Results Today In Doubles Tennis

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

Topic:  Everyone we meet has lost to players with worse strokes than they have, yet most players spend all their time worrying about and working on their technique. Learning how to set up points is the key to better results in your doubles matches.

Effect On Game:  Changing your strokes, once you've been playing for a while is an arduous and difficult process with no guarantee you will see better results in matches even if you're successful in making changes. If you learn how to use the strokes you already have to set up points you can start having better doubles match results today! You'll learn shot selection and patterns, positioning and teamwork. You will refine your shots for specific situations and you will begin to win all of your matches! 

The Serve And Volley Drill

Type:  Drill
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  2 - 4 Players

TOPIC: Most players aren't proficient at serve and volleying because they don't have the timing necessary. In this drill players get many repetitions in a controlled environment so that they can develop timing, technique, recognition and confidence.

EFFECT ON GAME: In The Previdi System, we feel all players should be able to learn to serve and volley. If you do this and our other drills, serve and volley will become natural and instinctive and you'll be confident.

No Man's Land = Pro Man's Land

Type:  Terminology
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: In order to be a great doubles player, you need to master the mid court area. You're going to be moving through this area on your first volley as a server or receiver. In The Previdi System we call this area "Pro Man's land" because great players at all levels are proficient at setting up points from this area. 

EFFECT ON GAME: Once you've mastered Pro Man's Land, you will be able to get to the net without missing set up volleys. You and your partner will control play from your Hunter and Helper positions.

The Offensive Lob Return Drill

Type:  Drill
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  2 - 4 Players

TOPIC: The offensive lob return is the complimentary return to the SAL return in The Previdi System. It's important to drill this return and practice a lot of repetitions so we will be consistent in matches.

EFFECT ON GAME: If you and your partner get enough practice at this return from this drill and execute it in matches you will have good variety on your returns and keep your opponents off balance. 

 

The Most Important Point Of The Match

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: In doubles, the most important point in a match is the point you're playing because it's the only one you can ever win.

EFFECT ON GAME: As a tennis player, it's imperative that you learn to stay present and only focus on the point you're playing. Once you learn this skill you can be a consistently effective doubles team because you're not allowing unnecessary thoughts to enter your head and you are keeping focus on the present.

Abandon Ship

Type:  Terminology
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: When the Helper has to run behind the Hunter for a deep lob, the Helper tells the Hunter to "Get Back" so they can play defense together. When the Helper has to "Abandon Ship" they don't leave their partner behind. 

EFFECT ON GAME: Getting back together and hitting a high lob will help to neutralize the opponents advantage and keep our team in the point. The key is to be patient once your team is back and keep lobbing until an opportunity arises to take the net back.

The Helper Volley Overhead Drill

Type:  Drill
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  2 - 4 Players

TOPIC: In The Previdi System, It's imperative that the Hunter and Helper understand where they need to be and where their shots should go. We do drills so that shot selection and positioning become instinctive and permanent. This drill is for the Helper, so that they understand where to hit and when their role can change. 

EFFECT ON GAME: If The Helper can hit set ups and keep the ball in front of the Hunter, and also know when to capitalize on a short ball, they will make it very difficult for their opponents to catch them out of position .