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It's hunting time in doubles play

As the server's partner in doubles, it's your job to seek and destroy any floating returns that are coughed-up by your opponents. The net player always has priority to cross to his partner's half of the net to pick off weak returns.

November 12, 2008 | | Sports

Sherby: Does a foot fault really matter?

A foot fault occurs when a server steps onto the baseline or into the court before he serves the ball. It also happens when a server steps onto the imaginary extension or the sideline.

November 05, 2008 | | Sports

Better tennis: The mystery of singles sticks

The odds are that the court you played singles on today was technically illegal according to the rules of tennis.

September 24, 2008 | | Sports

Sherby: Expect the unexpected

It's not unusual to open a new can of balls and find that the balls are less than perfect. In many instances, all three balls are slightly dead or completely dead.

September 10, 2008 | | Sports

Better tennis: Volley with your feet

When you attack your opponent from your net position, you use the game's most efficient shot: the volley. It's the most efficient because you get the most results for the simplest technique: a block.

September 03, 2008 | | Sports

Sherby: A dry grip is a good grip

You don't have to play tennis with a slick handle. With high temperatures and high humidity, sweat becomes a big problem.

August 13, 2008 | | Sports

Sherby: Are you a mature player?

Tennis is a game that requires a certain amount of maturity to play well. The more the better.

July 16, 2008 | | Sports

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