Tennis Skills

Tennis Skills

The Player's Guide

Book - 2001
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Provides an in-depth look at drills designed and used by tennis pros, aided by court diagrams to help visualze a stroke's outcome, sequential photographs, tips, and professional advice.

Firefly Books Ltd

Like having a personal tennis pro on call for expert coaching.

Tennis Skills is an in-depth guide to improving a player's game. It features a battery of lessons designed by tennis pros that lays down a solid foundation of stroke skills and game strategy. Clear instructions and annotated diagrams provide valuable coaching and corrective techniques -- most valuable for any player.

Tom Sadzeck provides an abundance of visual features to help players of all levels improve their game. Six chapters cover the game's key skill sets, from basic techniques to singles and doubles strategies. There are more than 40 drills that focus on target areas of form, strategy, coordination and footwork. Other specific instructions include:

  • Stroke-production exercises
  • Forehand, backhand, serve, volley, slice and other shots
  • A breakdown of each stroke to promote consistent form
  • Warm-up, grips, body position, footwork, targeting, follow-through
  • Court diagrams to help players visualize a stroke's outcome
  • How to handle game pressure.

The book also features easy-to-follow sequential photographs, Master Stroke sidebars that give easy-to remember tips, Fault Finder boxes that point out common mistakes and Coach's comments that share the wisdom of seasoned pros.

A fully illustrated, back-to-basics guide to improving your tennis game, the book is fully illustrated with sequential pictures, court diagrams, tips, typical faults, and coaching ideas to build strong foundation skills and great players.

& Taylor

A long-time tennis coach shares the essential skills necessary to be a great player, covering target areas, strategy, coordination, pressure, and footwork, and introducing forty drills designed to improve performance on the court. Original.

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont., Can. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2001
ISBN: 9781552094945
Branch Call Number: 796.3422 SADZE
Characteristics: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes: Includes index
"A fully-illustrated, back-to-basics guide to improving all aspects of your game"--Cover


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