Tennis For Dummies By Patrick McEnroe From IDG Books...The Fun & Easy Way To Explore Tennis

Tennis For Dummies By Patrick McEnroe From IDG Books...The Fun & Easy Way To Explore Tennis

Ace your tennis game with all the tips, tricks, tactics, and techniques of professional tennis players awaiting discovery in Tennis For Dummies, written by veteran tour player and ESPN sports commentator Patrick McEnroe (with a foreword by brother John). This is your grand slam guide to tennis, whether you're a player or a spectator. You'll find courtside coverage of everything from equipment and etiquette to scoring and strategies packed inside this friendly and fun primer. Whatever your level of play, you'll find what you need -- and what you want to know -- in this insider's guide to great tennis. Conquer the courtside vernacular, improve your basic strokes, learn a little strategy, bounce back from common injuries like shin splints and tennis elbow, and even make the move up to the big leagues and competitive tennis matches. With Tennis For Dummies, take a sneak peek behind the scenes at pro matches or peruse Mac's lists of the top ten male tennis players, female tennis players, and matches of the Open era. Pages: 384



International Book Of Tennis Drills (Book)

International Book Of Tennis Drills (Book)

The singular, authoritative source for skill-enhancing drills, this guide is equally useful for beginning or advanced players of all ages. Binding: Paper Length: 296 Pages Black and white line art throughout



Coaching Youth Tennis - 3rd Edition Book (Copyright 2002, 200 pages)

Coaching Youth Tennis - 3rd Edition Book (Copyright 2002, 200 pages)

This new edition of Coaching Youth Tennis is part of the improved generation of the American Sport Education Program's (ASEP) Coaching Youth Sports series. This widely respected and highly popular series is the best collection of youth sport-specific guides, which are grounded in positive coaching principles. ASEP, the nation's number one coaching education program, developed Coaching Youth Tennis to provide coaches with both an explanation of their role and concrete instructions on fulfilling that role. You will find chapters on communicating with your athletes and their parents, teaching and developing tennis skills, planning and conducting practices, and coaching during games. This third edition includes a special chapter on the games approach to coaching tennis, which makes practice more fun for the kids and teaching more effective for you, the coach. Table of Contents Welcome to Coaching! Chapter 1. Stepping Into Coaching Chapter 2. Communicating As a Coach Chapter 3. Providing for Players' Safety Chapter 4. The Games Approach to Coaching Tennis Chapter 5. Teaching and Shaping Skills Chapter 6. Match-Day Coaching Chapter 7. Tennis Rules and Equipment Chapter 8. Tennis Skills Chapter 9. USA Team Tennis Chapter 10 Season Plans and Games for Players 6 to 12 Chapter 11 Singles Play -Season Plans and Games for Players 10 to 18 Chapter 12 Doubles Play -Season Plans and Games for Players 10 to 18 Appendix A. Injury Report Appendix B. Emergency Information Card Appendix C. Emergency Response Card Words of Praise Whether you are an experienced coach or just starting out, this book is a must for anyone working with kids. You'll learn how to make tennis lively and fun--you won't have kids doing boring drills or standing in long lines. Kids will learn how to actually play the game, not just practice the skills. Pam Shriver Olympic Gold Medalist Holder of 21 Grand Slam doubles titles ESPN Television Analyst USTA Board Member The one-stop shop for youth tennis coaches! Coaching Youth Tennis offers creative insight on teaching tennis strategy and learning the skills to accomplish your plan. Plus, you'll find lots more on handling kids, coaching a team, and communicating effectively. Great photos show how it's all done. Rodney Harmon Former ATP Professional and NCAA All-American Director, Multicultural Development, USTA



Complete Conditioning for Tennis Book (Copyright 1998, 216 pages)

Complete Conditioning for Tennis Book (Copyright 1998, 216 pages)

Take your game to a higher level! Now you can train to play like the pros by specifically conditioning each fitness component to meet the physical demands of tennis. Complete Conditioning for Tennis improves your strength, power, agility, flexibility, quickness, and stamina. But unlike general strength-training and aerobic workouts, the ones provided here have been tested and proven to provide the best benefits for tennis players. Experts from the United States Tennis Association provide: 17 fitness tests, 21 stretches, 56 strength-training exercises and workouts, 12 quickness and agility drills, 18 ball and racket drills, 13 sample training and workout schedules, and 7 injury-prevention exercises and stretches. No matter what your skill level, Complete Conditioning for Tennis provides programs that can be specifically tailored to your needs. Plus, you'll learn where your conditioning is compared with other tennis players and how to chart your progress through the different conditioning levels. Whether you're the ace at your club or among your league's rookies, with Complete Conditioning for Tennis you'll finish strong in every match. About the Author The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the governing body for tennis in the United States. Its membership consists of more than 500,000 individuals and nearly 6,500 organizations, including schools, park and recreation departments or community tennis associations, and tennis clubs. The USTA is widely known as the owner and operator of the U.S. Open Championships, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments in worldwide tennis competition. The U.S. Open annually attracts more than a half-million fans, awards more than $9 million in prize money, and is broadcast on television to 125 countries. The USTA also sponsors amateur tennis competition for players of all ages and abilities, ranging from events for children 12 and under to national tournaments for those 65 and older. More than 5 million schoolchildren are introduced to tennis each year through USTA school programs, and opportunities for further instruction and play are provided by a menu of USTA entry-level programs. A full range of player development, sport science, and youth tennis programs is offered at the USTA training facility in Key Biscayne, FL, at 120 Area Training Centers spread throughout the country, and through local Excellence Training Programs. In addition, the USTA emphasizes coaching education and development through an ambitious



Tennis Strokes That Win (book) by Frank Early

Tennis Strokes That Win (book) by Frank Early

Through instructive examples, concise commentary and many photos of the pros Early teaches tennis players at every level how to deliver strokes that win. Includes discussion on the meaning of stroke efficiency, reminders of stroke fundamentals and keys to swinging, punching and combined strokes. Author : Frank Early. Length : 123.



Tennis: Winning the Mental Game (Book)

Tennis: Winning the Mental Game (Book)

Over the past 15 years sport psychologists have made major strides in developing mental and psychological strategies to help enhance the performance and personal growth of performers in a wide variety of sports. We have a much better understanding of how to train tennis players from a mental perspective and the principles of mental training have been developed through careful and systematic on-court work with tennis players and coaches.--Dr. Robert Weinberg Tennis is an especially tough sport from a mental perspective. Expert and successful tennis coaches players and sport psychologists have found Dr. Weinberg's practical hands-on research-to-practice book to be an excellent tool in understanding and building mental toughness to help players get in the zone and stay there. Author/Editor: Robert Weinberg Copyright: 2002 Binding: Hard Pages: 177 Practical chapters, exercises, tests, and questionnaires include: Performance Profile Mental States of Successful Tennis Players Setting Up Individualized Routines Assessment of Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety Self Monitoring of Practice Positive Behaviors and Responsibilities for Tennis Parents Skills and Behaviors of Good Coaches/Teachers Psychology of Match Play Author Robert Weinberg is an internationally recognized sport psychologist and has been a leader in his field and its application to tennis for more than 20 years. He has conducted hundreds of workshops on mental training for tennis around the world and is one of the most prolific writers in the field of sport psychology. Dr. Weinberg is currently a ranked tournament player and consults with tennis players of all ages and levels.



Munchkin Tennis: A Parents' Guide To Teaching Tennis Fundamentals (Book)

Munchkin Tennis: A Parents' Guide To Teaching Tennis Fundamentals (Book)

Now is the time to start training your future tennis stars. Teach youngsters the fundamentals of tennis by organizing fun and challenging games, and practicing together. By using a positive approach to the game, your kids will fall in love with tennis-and stick with it for life. Included are over 80 interactive games and drills which develop coordination, skills, and attitude! T he best-selling book for children 9 and under! (336 pages, 1998)



Complete Conditioning For Tennis (Book)

Complete Conditioning For Tennis (Book)

From the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Complete Conditioning for Tennis will help improve strength, power, agility, flexibility, quickness, and stamina. All have been tested and proven to provide the best benefits for tennis players. Included are: 17 fitness tests, 21 stretches, 56 strength-training exercises and workouts, 12 quickness and agility drills, 18 ball and racquet drills, 13 sample training and workout schedules, and 7 injury-prevention exercises and stretches. (216 pages, 1998)



Visual Tennis - 2nd Edition Book (Copyright 1999, 192 pages)

Visual Tennis - 2nd Edition Book (Copyright 1999, 192 pages)

In acquiring and mastering sports skills, a picture is often worth a thousand words. Research shows most athletes learn skills better through visual demonstration than through verbal instruction. If you're a visual learner, Visual Tennis may be the most natural and effective way to improve your game. The book presents more than 200 photographs-including many of top stars like Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis, Andre Agassi, and Steffi Graf-so you can imprint images of flawless technique into your mind. When you get on the court, your mind replays the images, and you develop and refine each stroke until it matches the proper technique. As former tennis great John McEnroe-once one of the author's star clients-explains it, This book teaches the way players actually learn. The outstanding photos combine with simple checkpoints to show exactly how to essential tennis skills, from the forehand through the serve. Updated and expanded from the highly successful first edition, Visual Tennis provides you with an alternative to the repetitive verbal cues so common in tennis instruction. Leading teaching pro John Yandell shares his proven method, which has helped thousands of players realize their potential and raise their game to new levels. About the Author John Yandell makes his home in San Francisco, where he heads both the John Yandell Tennis School and Video Sports. He's a tennis writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and a special contributing editor for TennisONE on the World Wide Web. He has developed critically acclaimed teaching systems using high-speed video and mental imagery training with players at all levels, including Grand Slam champions John McEnroe and Gabriella Sabatini. His instructional articles have appeared in Tennis, World Tennis, Tennis Match, and Inside Tennis magazines. When not working to help the world's tennis players, Yandell enjoys cross training, fly fishing, fusion cooking, reading intellectual history, and listening to rock music. Table of Contents Chapter 1. Visualizing Your Technique Chapter 2. Modeling the Classical Style Chapter 3. Visual Tennis Grips Chapter 4. The Forehand Chapter 5. The Backhand Chapter 6. Playing the Net Chapter 7. The Serve Chapter 8. Court Movement Chapter 9. Progressive Stroke Development Words of Praise Occasionally, a book comes along that has something genuinely new and exciting to say about the game of tennis. Visual Tennis is one of these exceptional books. Dick Gould Men's Tennis Coach,



Competitive Tennis Book (Copyright 1998, 272 pages)

Competitive Tennis Book (Copyright 1998, 272 pages)

Golfers and bowlers have always looked at their handicaps to see where they ranked with competitors and to track their own improvement. But for you and the millions of other tennis players, there has never been a universal, systematic method for gauging yourself against others or for tracking improvement. There is now-the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). The NTRP guidelines in Competitive Tennis will help you gauge your present playing level, determine the specific skills you need to improve, and coach you to climb up the rungs of the rating program's ladder. Geared toward improving skills and technique in both singles and doubles play, Competitive Tennis contains 56 drills designed to help players progress to the next NTRP level. The NTRP ladder goes from the beginning 2.5 level to the intermediate 3.0 and 3.5 levels to the advanced 4.0 and 4.5 levels to the superior level of 5.0, just a few notches below the players on the pro circuit. There are two ways to put the NTRP system to use: You can unofficially rank yourself and track your own progress by using the rating criteria described in Competitive Tennis; or You can visit a USTA-certified verifier at a designated site who will watch you play and give you an official rank. This enables you to play in an official USTA league or tournament and be matched up only against players of your own skill level. All of this information, including how to contact the USTA, is included in Competitive Tennis. Each chapter in Competitive Tennis is devoted to one specific playing level, so as your game improves, you move on to the next chapter. The structure of each chapter is as follows: NTRP Guidelines - helps readers identify their playinglevel and the playing characteristics associated with it. Objectives - identifies the skills readers need to develop in order to improve their game. Keys to Success - outlines the shots and skills readers need to be successful at that level. Practice Drills - provides practice drills for both singles and doubles play that develop the skills, shots, and strategies covered in the Objectives and Keys to Success. Quick Tips - lists problems common at each level and the solutions readers should consider. Additionally, Competitive Tennis contains 110 photos illustrating technique and more than 80 diagrams of drills and strategies, making it easy to add new skills to your game. This truly is the book that players need to take their game to the next level. About the Author Bre



Serious Tennis Book (Copyright 2000, 272 pages)

Serious Tennis Book (Copyright 2000, 272 pages)

Serious Tennis is the most comprehensive tennis resource, containing expert instruction on each facet of the game. Learn with the world's top instructors as they provide insights into modern tennis technique, training methods, and match strategy. Combining the sport's latest physical conditioning methods with its most advanced mental training techniques, this book enables you to reach your full potential, regardless of skill level. Top international tennis instructor Scott Williams presents his SMARTS system for perfecting stroke technique. The system includes the following: Seeing Movement Adjusting Rotation Transfer Swing In Serious Tennis, Williams breaks down the four main skill groups in the SMARTS system: stroking skills, playing skills, mental skills, and preparatory skills. He then identifies three phases of development-the core phase, the mileage phase, and the fine-tuning phase-that all players should follow to improve their game. During the fist phase, stroking and playing skills are sharpened on the practice court. Once in the mileage phase, techniques such as consistency, placement, and court positioning are tested during game situations. The fine-tuning phase focuses on preparatory skills such as conditioning, nutrition, sleep, and the mental skills you need to consistently win. This approach allows intermediate and advanced players to be in a continual mode of physical and mental progression to truly enhance their skills and tactical understanding of the game. From improving shot selections to performing under pressure, this book covers every aspect of the game. Become the player you've always wanted to be with Serious Tennis. About the Author A professional tennis coach on the ATP Tour, Scott Williams has instructed and been instructed by some of the top tennis names in the world. Currently the conditioning coach to Tommy Haas-the top ranked player in Germany-Williams has coached several players from the early phases of the junior ranks all the way to the pro tour. In 1994, Williams founded the Complete Player Institute, which is dedicated to offering programs in sports to benefit the less fortunate. As a player, he was a Florida state champion before moving on to become a top international instructor. Currently based at The Racquet Club, Williams lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Contributors to the book include Bob Brett, Pat Etcheberry, Brett Hobden, James Loehr, Hans Jurgen Montag, Phil Irish, Ulrich Kuhnel, and Bobby Banck, as well a



The Tennis Drill (Book)

The Tennis Drill (Book)

Effective practice is the foundation for good performance. With a wealth of drills and games to choose from, The Tennis Drill Book will help you develop skills, work on weaknesses, and prepare for upcoming matches. This extensive manual features 245 drills that can be integrated into practice sessions to improve performance in every area of the game: Progressive technique drills help you master every stroke and shot combination. Tactics drills help you develop winning strategies for every game situation-aggressive or defensive, doubles or singles-on any court surface, against any style of play. Mental training drills help you stay focused when the pressure is on. Warm-up, cool-down, and conditioning drills are designed to increase speed, agility, and endurance so that you can move swiftly into position, outlast opponents, and reduce the chance of injury. Game-based drills simulate match play for singles and doubles. Written by a teaching pro and former Women's Tennis Association player, this essential reference provides more than just drills for every game situation. Game-based drills simulate match situations, and drills and games for juniors help you prepare younger players for higher competition. With more to offer than any other drill reference, The Tennis Drill Book will be an essential part of your tennis library.



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