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World TeamTennis Tips - Substitutions

Mariaan de Swardt
Mariaan de Swardt, coach of the
Professional World TeamTennis
League's Delaware Smash.
This WTT tip was provided by Mariaan de Swardt, the coach of the Professional World TeamTennis League's Delaware Smash, former WTA Tour player and former assistant tennis coach at Georgia Tech.

In World TeamTennis, you have to be ready to play!  This is true with substituting as well.  As a coach, I am always communicating with my players on the court, as well as with the possible substitutes.  You want to make sure that the substitute has warmed up and broken a sweat, even if they have to warm up off the court to get ready.  Since it is about the TEAM and not an individual player, we substitute to help the team win.  3-0 is the key set score that I look for to make a substitution.  You still have time to win games or possibly the set.  Waiting until it is 4-1 or 5-0 is too late!

 

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