The Tennis Drill Book

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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 ...

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Overview

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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From Hawaii Tennis News
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736049122
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/13/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,454,452
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tina Hoskins is a former professional player on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and satellite tours and is a certified professional from the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). She has trained and traveled with some top pros, including Lori McNiel, Zina Garrison, and Rodney Harmon.

Hoskins has more than 30 years of experience in both playing and teaching tennis to all age groups and ability levels. She has helped many young players achieve USTA rankings, with two of her top students achieving national rankings. For the past 10 years, Hoskins has worked as the head tennis instructor at a prestigious racket club in New Jersey. She is also the owner and director of her own business, Future Stars Tennis.

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Table of Contents

Drill Finder

Part I. Strokes and Technique
Chapter 1. Grips
Chapter 2. Groundstrokes
Chapter 3. Volleys
Chapter 4. Serves and Returns
Chapter 5. Lobs and Overheads

Part II. Tactics and Strategy
Chapter 6. Offensive Play
Chapter 7. Defensive Play
Chapter 8. Equalizing Game Styles
Chapter 9. Strategic Game Planning
Chapter 10. Court Surface Tactics
Chapter 11. Mental Mechanics

Part III. Competition and Match Play
Chapter 12. Singles Games
Chapter 13. Doubles and Multi-Player Games
Chapter 14. Match Simulation Games

Part IV. Court Movement and Conditioning
Chapter 15. Anaerobic Endurance Training
Chapter 16. In-Season Maintenance

Part V. Competitive Group Games
Chapter 17. Teaching Group Games
Chapter 18. Backboard Drills

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