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 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!

The Hunter Volley Overhead Drill

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

TOPIC: In The Previdi System, we want the players to understand their roles for positioning and shot selection. This drill helps the Hunter to make good choices and to be in the right position at all times.

EFFECT ON GAME: Once a doubles player masters the Hunter and Helper positions, they will be able to play in any situation and their partner will always know what to expect from them. If a USTA team learned these roles, all players would be interchangeable. 

Positioning And Options When Lobbed

Type:  Terminology
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

EFFECT ON GAME: Once you and your partner have mastered The Previdi System tactics and shot selection against the lob you will not feel frustrated anymore and you will feel empowered to play and beat these players.

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.

2 On 1 Receiving Team Vs. Server Drill

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: This drill is one of the most important drills in The Previdi System. It gets the server to get comfortable playing in any situation when serve and volleying, even if the don't have a partner. Master this drill and you will hold serve against any team. 

EFFECT ON GAME: Everyone benefits from this drill and all players will develop great instincts from repeating this drill over and over. It complements the One on One Crosscourt Drill drill as well as the 2 on 1 Serving Team vs. Receiver

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.

2 On 1 Serving Team Vs. Receiver Drill

Type:  Tip
Level:  2.5 - 5.0
Participation:  None

TOPIC: This is another classic Previdi System drill and will help the serving team to work on isolating the receiver (until they can attack the partner). 

EFFECT ON GAME: All players will develop great skills and instincts in this drill (game). When you're in a match playing points you will have great court vision and a sense of what to do next that will be ingrained. No thinking, just reacting!

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.  

Serve & Volley Vs. Return & Volley Drill and Game

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

TOPIC: A great way to practice serve and volley vs. return and volley is with this drill. It can also be played as a game. 

EFFECT ON GAME: By taking the serve out of the equation, we can get the players to work on getting comfortable with the mid court volley in a real match environment with both opponents coming toward the "server." The next drill or game after this one has the players serving four points each with everything else staying the same as depicted here. Once the players have done this hundreds of times they will get better at reading situations and hitting the appropriate type of shot ( neutralizing or attacking) on the mid court volley.

 

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 Chipper and Dipper Drill

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

Topic:   The "Dipper" is the third return of serve in The Previdi System, after SAL and the Offensive Lob. We can use The Dipper to complement The Chipper (or slice) return in both directions on the court.

EFFECT ON GAME:  The Dipper adds another element to your game. If your opponent has a weak serve, an aggressive net player or you just want to change it up, you can use the Dipper crosscourt to dip it low as it crosses the net. You can also go down the line or inside-in depending on what side you're returning on. You can already hit the Chipper to "Jail" as well as the offensive lob over the net players head. Your opponents won't know what hit them. 

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! 

Applications For Underspin in The Previdi System

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

Topic:   There are many applications for underspin (slice or chip) in doubles. The beauty of underspin is that it is very versatile. Return of serve, volley, drop volley, offensive lob and returning overheads all use the same basic technique.

EFFECT ON GAME: Once you have mastered underspin you will be amazed how much you're using it in a doubles match. It's great for keeping the ball low, reducing the speed of the ball and neutralizing power. 

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.