I hear people self coaching : "watch the ball", "turn your shoulders", "step into your shots", but for me - I play MUCH better when I am just being with the ball, court and game. If my mind stops thinking and allows my body to do what it knows to - then I slide into the flow of the game aka "the zone".
This can be tricky in doubles because my partner affects my mood too - and that why I wrote the book "I ❤️ MY DOUBLES PARTNER!!!"- to help us be inspiring and kind to our partner on the court - which helps them relax and play their BEST.
I am shipping them at the end of the month - in time for Valentines Day - but I have a limited # of books - order now at www.ilovemydoublespartner.com