I started playing MUCH better with my partners when I took the time to get to know them better.
Just asking simple questions like, "How would you like me to support you if we are behind?" Some partners want positive talk, some want to strategize, some want silence to focus. If I want to win - I have to behave in a way that elevates them.
Some partners love hearing, "Nice try!" If they miss the shot. Or, "You will get the next one!" But others find that very condescending and would prefer no comment to be made at all after an easy miss.
I wrote my book I ❤️ LOVE MY DOUBLES PARTNER!!! It's an awesome way to sit and chat with your partner - using the pages as conversation starters - to really treat her the way she needs!!!