Tennis Skills: The Player's Guide (Paperback)

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Tennis Skills: The Player's Guide (Paperback)


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A tennis player has to know not only how to play the game, but how to plan the next move and be able to anticipate an opponent's likely return, all in an instant. A player has to build a winning strategy, play the full court and outsmart an opponent.

Enter Tennis Skills, 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 -- a great value for any player. It's like having a personal tennis pro on call for expert coaching.

The book is fully illustrated with sequential pictures, court diagrams, tips, typical faults and coaching ideas which can help to build strong foundation skills and great players. Tom Sadzeck provides an abundance of visual features to help players of all levels improve their game and build on existing skills.

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 the target areas of form, strategy, coordination and footwork. Other coaching content 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.

Tennis Skills also features 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. Whether the reader is new to the sport or a more experienced player who wants to improve their game and try new drills, Tennis Skills is a practical book to have in the equipment bag or locker.

Tom Sadzeck has been coaching tennis for more than 20 years and has been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association since 1992. He holds a Pro 1 rating with USPTA and has lectured at USTA coaching conferences. He is featured in ADDvantage magazine's Little Tennis column and Coach Tennis America audio magazine. He lives in San Rafael, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9781552094945
ISBN-10: 1552094944
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 128
Language: English