‘Doubles Return Patterns’ premieres on Tennis Channel

June 23, 2010

“On Court with USPTA” is the cable TV show produced by the United States Professional Tennis Association. In this episode USPTA Professional 1 Otis Sadler shows viewers Doubles Return Patterns in a fun, must-see episode, which starts with easier patterns and ends with more advanced ones. Learn the lob and putaway pattern, two four-ball patterns, with one more advanced than the other, and the exciting dip and rip pattern.

Doubles is one aspect of the game of tennis that everyone loves. It does not matter whether you are a beginner or play on the tour, it is just fun to play. In this episode viewers will see a whole other side of doubles that will leave opponents (the serving team) guessing.

Sadler played at the University of Texas from 1988 to 1993. He also played on the International Satellite Circuit and was the winner of the men’s 30s Hardcourt National Doubles Championship in 2004 and was ranked No. 3 nationally in men’s 30s doubles that year. He has coached several nationally and world-ranked junior players and more than 20 collegiate players.

“On Court” is a half-hour instructional show featuring USPTA-certified professionals as guest instructors. The USPTA became the first tennis-teaching organization ever to produce and air an educational television series on playing and teaching tennis on the Tennis Channel in 2003. Since then, more than 62 shows have been produced that provide instruction about technique, strategy and other facets of the game, such as fun and fitness. All production is done in-house, which includes everything from planning and scripting, to shooting and editing, to graphics and DVD duplication. All episodes of “On Court” are now in high-definition.

Don’t miss out on this episode. Tune in to the Tennis Channel on Sunday, June 27, at 1 p.m. Eastern time to see the show. Also, all episodes of “On Court with USPTA” and more than 100 other USPTA-produced DVD titles are also available for purchase online at To view featured videos, visit, scroll down and click on the “On Court with USPTA” logo.

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