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!

 

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. 

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 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.

The Secrets to Beating Weaker and Stronger Teams

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: The things you need to do to beat weaker and stronger teams are more similar than you might think. Watch this video as Billy explains how The Previdi System handles matches against teams of all levels.

EFFECT ON GAME: If you follow the game plan described in the video, you will have a good chance to beat strong teams and you will never lose to weak teams again!

Only Two Types Statements To Make to Your Doubles Partner

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Communication is important in doubles but many players struggle with knowing what to say to their partner during a match. Here's Billy with the only two types of statements you need to make, other than tactical statements.

EFFECT ON GAME: A great player is able to get the most out of their doubles partner instead of creating anxiety and tension. Too much chatter and talking can lead to distractions and hurt feelings. Using these two types of statements will keep your team focused and on track and give your best chance of forming a successful partnership.

Why Poaching Is Overrated

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Some players think that poaching a lot will make them a successful team but in our experience as players and coaches, we find that players need to understand their area of responsibility first and cover it well. Once they have learned this, then in the proper circumstances they can look for opportunities to expand the area they're covering and take some chances. Too many attempted poaches can led to disaster for your team. 

EFFECT ON GAME: Be consistent and accurate first. Keep hitting set up shots and when you're ahead and the opportunity presents itself you can poach. But poaching alone won'y win you any matches against quality players. It has to be part of a systematic approach to doubles.

The Four Things That Can Happen When You're Serving

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Many players over complicate  what it takes to hold serve in doubles. In reality there are only four possible scenarios and you're only required to do anything (after the serve) in two of them. Watch this video as Billy explains how The Previdi System handles these four scenarios.

EFFECT ON GAME: Once you understand what it takes to hold serve, it will seem less complicated and easier to master.  

Playing the Aggressive Net Player

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: One of the main reasons players lose to aggressive net players is they get intimidated and don't hit their returns with commitment. Watch this video as Billy explains how to handle an aggressive net player. 

EFFECT ON GAME: If you understand how to play against an aggressive net player, you will feel empowered rather than intimidates and realize that your fear is what's beating you, not their great shots at the net. 

The Rockstar and the Accountant

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: In The Previdi System, the best type of partner to be is one who is reliable, methodical and who sticks to the plan and the plays. We've all fantasized about being a rock star and doing outlandish things and getting a lot of attention but that's not conducive to being a good partner or to winning matches. You will be more successful if you're like an accountant; exacting, accurate and consistent. Watch this video as Matt Previdi explains this concept.

EFFECT ON GAME: If you understand that being flashy and playing high risk tennis is not conducive to winning, you're on your way to success with The Previdi System! 

Using Signals When Serving

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: In The Previdi System, we want the server's partner to call direction for the serve, much like a catcher in baseball. This will be part of an ever evolving game plan based on our strengths, their weaknesses and how the match is going.

EFFECT ON GAME: If you and your partner have a plan for service games, it will be easier to work together to hold serve. The net player will be fully engaged in the partner's service game. Even when you play with a new partner, using this and your other Previdi System principles will make it easy to play unified doubles.

USTA Lineups

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Creating effective lineups without alienating your players can be a challenge for USTA captains. In this Previdi System video, Billy gives you tips for creating successful lineups for your team.

EFFECT ON GAME:  Having a philosophy when creating lineups gives you your best chance of winning matches but, more importantly, keeping everyone on the team on the same page and working together for long term success and enjoyment.

Prepare For USTA Playoffs

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: In this video, Matt gives you the do's and don'ts of how to prepare your team for the playoffs (districts, sectionals, and nationals).

EFFECT ON GAME: Proper preparation is key to success in the playoffs. Trying too hard or trying to do too much is a recipe for disaster for your team.

How to be a Great USTA Captain

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Being an effective USTA captain can be very challenging and stressful. Follow these steps that Billy details from The Previdi System and make yourself a more effective captain. 

EFFECT ON GAME:  If you have a plan and cover all your bases, your players will follow you gladly and everyone's experience will be more enjoyable. Your team will be more successful on and off the court.

Don't Try So Hard

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: One of the best things you can learn to do in competitive tennis is to stop trying so hard all the time. You need to get to the point where you trust your preparation and your instincts (using what you've learned in The Previdi System) and let the game come to you. 

EFFECT ON GAME:  Once you've learned to let go and just play, your enjoyment of the game will go to a new level and your ability to handle all situations will be effortless.

Playing Doubles With A New Partner

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Playing with a new partner can be a challenge for players of all levels but if you follow The Previdi System guidelines that Matt lays out here, you're guaranteed to have everyone want to play with you.

EFFECT ON GAME:  If you create the right atmosphere and learn how to get the most out of any partner, you will put yourself in a position to enjoy the game more, help others to enjoy playing with you and get great results in your matches. 

Three Cs Of Holding Serve

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Holding serve in doubles takes much more than trying to blow people away with big serves. Understand the three C's in The Previdi System will give you a framework for success in your service games.

EFFECT ON GAME:  If you can understand and implement the three C's you will hold serve all the time and stay focused even when your opponents are putting pressure on you. It's a recipe for success with any partner.

 

Three Cs Of Holding Serve

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Holding serve in doubles takes much more than trying to blow people away with big serves. Understand the three C's in The Previdi System will give you a framework for success in your service games.

EFFECT ON GAME:  If you can understand and implement the three C's you will hold serve all the time and stay focused even when your opponents are putting pressure on you. It's a recipe for success with any partner.

Most Important Player In The Service Game

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: In The Previdi System, the server's partner is responsible for calling what serves are going to hit. They're like the catcher in baseball. The strategy is evolving throughout the entire match as we learn more about our opponents and the server.

EFFECT ON GAME:  There's nothing more rewarding as a net player than to have the satisfaction of coming up with a great game plan, helping the server to stay calm and focused and being a major part of the success of your team when your partner serves.

Importance of Getting Ahead in Your Service Game

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Getting the lead on your serve is important for many reasons as it allows you to play more relaxed and more aggressively.

EFFECT ON GAME:  If you get ahead on your serve, it puts pressure on your opponents and minimizes the effect of them hitting a winner.

How To Be A Great Serve & Volleyer In Doubles Tennis

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: Serve and volley is a critical part of The Previdi System . Many players have learned serve and volley incorrectly or not at all. We will teach it to you in a systematic way. 

EFFECT ON GAME:  In The Previdi System you will learn how to serve and volley and to master all the situations that occur through repetition of drills, games and points. Once you learn this you will no longer feel powerless on your serve. You and your partner will control play by controlling the net. If you're consistent at serving and making the first volley you will win matches and everyone will want to be your partner. 

Flat Or Slice Return Of Serve In Doubles Tennis

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: When we're hitting the SAL return in The Previdi System, the type of serve dictates whether we hit a slice or flat return.

EFFECT ON GAME:  In The Previdi System we can control play with the SAL (short, angled and low) return. We need to choose the proper type of return ( flat or slice) in order to be consistent. On a flat , low serve we hit a flat return and on a high spin serve we hit a slice return. Making the correct choice will help us to be consistent on our returns as we make sure we always make the first two shots of every point.