42 episodes

The only tennis podcast with a focus on doubles. We believe doubles should be more popular and get more coverage than it does, so we’re fixing that. Our goal is to help you become a better player with pro doubles tips and expert strategy. We interview ATP & WTA tour doubles players and top tennis coaches to help you improve your game.

Doubles Only Tennis Podcast Will Boucek

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    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

The only tennis podcast with a focus on doubles. We believe doubles should be more popular and get more coverage than it does, so we’re fixing that. Our goal is to help you become a better player with pro doubles tips and expert strategy. We interview ATP & WTA tour doubles players and top tennis coaches to help you improve your game.

    Nick Monroe Interview at 2021 World Team Tennis: Mixed Doubles Strategy, Deciding Points, & Matchday Routines

    Nick Monroe Interview at 2021 World Team Tennis: Mixed Doubles Strategy, Deciding Points, & Matchday Routines

    ATP doubles player, Nick Monroe, returns to the podcast (listen to my previous episode with Nick Monroe). This time, I got to sit down with Nick in our hotel lobby during the 2021 World Team Tennis season for a quick conversation.
    Nick turned pro in 2004 and has since won four doubles titles. He reached a career-high ranking of #30 in the world, and in 2021, he made it to the round of 16 at the Australian Open.
    We talk about World TeamTennis, the benefits of coaching during matches, his offseason plans in Austin, TX, and who he plans to play with during the 2022 season. I also ask him about how he handles deciding points as well as mixed doubles. Plus, Nick discusses the art of serve and return in doubles and reveals his matchday routine.

    You can see the show notes for this episode at:  https://www.thetennistribe.com/nick-monroe-wtt-interview/
    Get free doubles strategies and tips to help you improve your game and become a smarter player at TheTennisTribe.com 

    • 14 min
    Peter Lebedevs Interview: 2022 Dallas Open, The Importance of High Percentage Tennis, & The Toughest Volley in Tennis

    Peter Lebedevs Interview: 2022 Dallas Open, The Importance of High Percentage Tennis, & The Toughest Volley in Tennis

    In this episode, I got to spend some time chatting with the new ATP Dallas Open tournament director Peter Lebedevs.
    You’ll gather some insights into what it takes to run a pro tournament, as well as some doubles strategies from an Aussie who has coached at every level of tennis.
    After trying several sports as a kid, Peter grew to love tennis, and that love turned into several years of playing and coaching. Following this, Peter would work his way through the ranks to become the tournament director at the Memphis Open, Atlanta Open, and New York Open.
    I knew Peter from my childhood when I was a ball boy at the Memphis Open. We were voted the best ball kids on tour 😉
    We talk about the Dallas Open, his tennis story, and, of course, how to make doubles more popular. In addition to this, we talk doubles strategy:
    Why high percentage tennis is winning tennis.Where you should go with your serve more often.The toughest volley in tennis.A very important lesson he learned from Wayne Bryan.PS. Peter also makes a prediction on the Novak Djokovic – Australian Open situation early in the episode. (The episode was recorded on January 6, 2022, when Djokovic was still in holding.)

    You can see the show notes for this episode at:  https://www.thetennistribe.com/peter-lebedevs-interview/
    Get free doubles strategies and tips to help you improve your game and become a smarter player at TheTennisTribe.com 

    • 58 min
    Asia Muhammad Interview: Where to Aim On Returns, When To Call Off a Poach, & Overhead Technique

    Asia Muhammad Interview: Where to Aim On Returns, When To Call Off a Poach, & Overhead Technique

    In this episode, you'll get insights from current top-50 doubles players. Asia Muhammad has six career WTA tour-level titles, most recently winning the WTA 250 Monterrey Open with her partner Caroline Dolehide. 
    In this conversation, we talk about how she got into tennis, when she decided to turn pro, how to communicate better with your doubles partner, and more.
    I also ask Asia what makes her overheads so freaking good. They were the best I saw at WTT, male or female.
    After that, we talk doubles strategy. Asia provides some intriguing points on serve placement and poaching, where she likes to return, and how to decide when to call off poaches due to poor returns. She also shares why you should always aim at the opponent when returning down the line in doubles.

    You can see the show notes for this episode at:  https://www.thetennistribe.com/asia-muhammad-interview/
    Get free doubles strategies and tips to help you improve your game and become a smarter player at TheTennisTribe.com 

    • 44 min
    Nicolas Pereira Interview: Underrated Doubles Serve, Bunt Return, and More Doubles Strategy with Tennis Channel TV Analyst & Former Top 50

    Nicolas Pereira Interview: Underrated Doubles Serve, Bunt Return, and More Doubles Strategy with Tennis Channel TV Analyst & Former Top 50

    In this episode, you’ll get insights from a former pro player who is still a part of our sport as one of the best tennis analysts on TV. Nicolas Pereira is a former top 100 singles player and top 50 doubles player from Venezuela.
    In this conversation, we talk about his story growing up in Venezuela, how he made it to the pro tour, and what makes a good TV analyst for tennis (including the differences between the English & Latin markets).
    After that, we talk doubles strategy. Nico says he was a serve and volley player so I asked him how that translates to today’s game, what differences he sees, how he thinks about serve & return strategy, and more. He also shares what he thinks is a very underrated serve in doubles, how to execute the “bunt return,” and what he wants to see change in professional tennis to help the sport grow.

    You can see the show notes for this episode at:  https://www.thetennistribe.com/nicolas-pereira-interview/
    Get free doubles strategies and tips to help you improve your game and become a smarter player at TheTennisTribe.com 

    • 29 min
    Luke Jensen Interview: 1993 French Open Doubles Champion, NY Empire Coach, & Grand Poobah of Tennis

    Luke Jensen Interview: 1993 French Open Doubles Champion, NY Empire Coach, & Grand Poobah of Tennis

    Today you get to hear from one of the great doubles advocates of our sport. Luke Jensen is a former professional tennis player with 10 career doubles titles including the 1993 French Open title. Today, he coaches the New York Empire, is a TV analyst, and has a some innovative ideas on how to grow tennis (especially doubles).
    In this hour long conversation from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Luke and I discuss his career, doubles strategy, how to play with a lefty, how to beat John McEnroe, and why Roger, Rafa, Novak, and Serena are not the GOAT.
    The passion for tennis you’ll hear from Luke is second to none. We spend a lot of time discussing how to change the game to make it better for the fans and more doubles friendly. He explains why he thinks:
    Tennis needs to get rid of the “best of 5” format, play no-ad, and play lets.Pro tournaments should require players to play two events per tournament.Singles rankings should be replaced by a “tennis ranking.”Pickleball can help your tennis game.At the end, Luke tells us a story about shark fishing with Andre Agassi.

    You can see the show notes for this episode at:  https://www.thetennistribe.com/luke-jensen-interview/
    Get free doubles strategies and tips to help you improve your game and become a smarter player at TheTennisTribe.com 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Caroline Dolehide Interview: World Team Tennis, 2022 Plans, & Strategy with WTA #27 Doubles Player

    Caroline Dolehide Interview: World Team Tennis, 2022 Plans, & Strategy with WTA #27 Doubles Player

    Caroline Dolehide is one of the top rising American women on the WTA tour. At only 23 years old, she is currently number 27 in the world in doubles, and top 200 in singles with a career-high of 102.
    I talked with Caroline at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden after she played a World Team Tennis match for the San Diego Aviators.
    In this conversation, she reveals the "no longer secret" return signals that she uses with Coco Vandeweghe. We also chat about her plans for 2022, strategy for 40-40 deciding points including how she visualizes the point, and we even make a bet that I think she won in their next match.

     You'll also learn a bit about how a young player manages choosing singles vs doubles on tour. This is a really fun conversation and a great opportunity for you to get to know one of America's top doubles players of the future.

    You can see the show notes for this episode at:  thetennistribe.com/caroline-dolehide-interview/
    Get free doubles strategies and tips to help you improve your game and become a smarter player at TheTennisTribe.com 

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

KristenSC! ,

Great Podcast!

This a great podcast for anyone looking to improve their doubles game! As a singles player, I was looking for ways to improve my doubles game and this podcast has been super helpful! Highly recommend!

jenniferlp92 ,

Excellent Podcast

Watch more doubles! I always learn something new listening to this podcast. I especially love the most recent one on Indian Wells. Also, really love the interview with Rajeev Ram.

benevida ,

Never Knew I Needed This

I’ve played a lot of tennis. Thought I didn’t need to hear about it. Until I heard this podcast. Hearing about the sport and the community makes it more fun to play the game.

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