The Tennis Parent's Bible

The Tennis Parent's Bible

by Frank Giampaolo

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The Tennis Parent's Bible is comprehensive reference "go to" guide for problem solving. This inspirational book contains many different styles of instructional writing including narration, tales of profound wisdom and motivational stories full of deep insight. The Tennis Parent's Bible addresses the importance of fundamental stroke production, nutrition, physiology,…  See more details below


The Tennis Parent's Bible is comprehensive reference "go to" guide for problem solving. This inspirational book contains many different styles of instructional writing including narration, tales of profound wisdom and motivational stories full of deep insight. The Tennis Parent's Bible addresses the importance of fundamental stroke production, nutrition, physiology, proper equipment and off-court training, but it is not intended to be a manual for such topics.

The book sections are designed to be read in any order, in many different settings and independently of each other. This stand out, organizational manual is designed to assist parents and coaches through the mental and emotional complexities of raising a world class young adult through the game of tennis. Included are foundation essentials, blunders and cures, common and not so common questions and answers, difficult problems and their solutions. As a bonus, a customized evaluation is included. The book concludes with a list of invaluable tennis resources.


"The Tennis Parent's Bible is a must read for any competitive tennis family. This book should be on each parent's night stand and in every coach's racket bag. Frank has truly captured what the parent of an aspiring athlete needs to know."
Craig Tiley. Tournament Director, Australian Open Director of Tennis, Tennis Australia

"Frank is quickly becoming one of the games most respected and influential teachers. As the coach of a top 5 WTA player, I recommend The Tennis Parent's Bible to anyone serious about developing a champion."
Sam Sumyk, Coach of Victoria Azarenka # 4 on the WTA World Tour

"Frank is a skilled lecturer & a top teacher. Now as an author, Frank has written one of the most important developmental books I've seen in my 60 years of teaching. This should be required reading for every inspiring parent, player or coach!"
Vic Braden, The Vic Braden Tennis College

"There are few people who have earned as much respect in the tennis world. Frank is a positive visionary."
Dick Gould, Stanford University (The most successful coach in college tennis history)

"A world class book written by a world class coach. This is a book that every junior parent needs to read."
Peter Smith USC Men's Tennis Coach, Current 3-Time National Champions

"Frank is one of the most knowledgeable tennis coaches in the country. He has written, in my professional opinion, the best and most comprehensive tennis book for parents that I've read in my 55 –year tennis career."
Desmond Oon, Ph.D., Former Davis Cup Coach (Republic of Singapore), Author, Master Pro USPTA

"I'm always proud to see great USPTA members take tennis teaching to the next level. Frank seems to excel at everything he does."
Tim Heckler, CEO, United States Professional Tennis Association

"Frank's work is positive, constructive, enlightening, liberating, and best of all fun."

Billy Martin, UCLA Men's Tennis Coach

"Frank Giampaolo has been a featured speaker at our Quiksilver/Roxy National Junior tournament many times over the past eight years. His seminars are well attended by the parents/players/coaches, and his interactive style allows for open discussion. This is an important difference between Frank and almost ANY other 'expert' on tennis and tennis parenting: Frank knows there is not a one-size-fits-all approach! His candor and ability to tailor his techniques to the individual personalities (and how to determine which personality we're dealing with) is spot-on. As a professional counselor myself, I have the highest respect for his accuracy and student-centeredness in dealing with individual and family issues in the athletic setting. I highly encourage everyone to hear him speak and find out why he is so successful."
Annette Broersma, M.S Las Vegas, Nevada (Organizer of the Quiksilver/Roxy and Dunlop Junior Championships (Level 3); and College Sports Placement Counselor)

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon Book Review - T, Anderson
Not only did the information contained within the pages of The Tennis Parent's Bible help my husband and I gain insight and deeper understanding of our daughter's tennis game/practices/match play/etc, but Frank's easy way of communicating these important ideas and concepts have vaulted our daughter's national 16s ranking from over 600 to #54 in less than a year. I would strongly recommend every tennis parent keep a copy of this book on their computer/iPad/mobile device for easy reference at all
Amazon Book Review - Jack Silberman
I lost count how many parents I sent to buy Frank's The Tennis Parent's Bible book. They always send me back a big thank you note.
Our son plays competitive tennis for about 3 years now. He recently turned 11 years old, I am sure Frank's advise and guidelines helped us work with our son to enable him to end last year's season as #2 in Southern California (SCTA).
I am looking forward to continue to use this book for the many years to come. Actually, I am also looking forward reading Frank
Amazon Book review - Laura Herremans
As a parent of competitive tennis player with no tennis background myself, as my young daughter began on the competitive tournament trail, as some of you may understand, it was a rough one for all of us. As talented as we thought she was, and as many people told us she was, I began to understand just how much the mental aspect of the game played into the overall success of a player.

So I began to research, looking high and low, buying dozens of books, talking about being -In the Zone- o
Australia- Amazon Book Review - George Stathos
As a parent of a junior elite tennis player in Australia, this book has given me so many insights into what I can do to benefit my son's tennis career and to ensure that our relationship stays strong. I would recommend this book to any parent that has a child that takes their tennis serious. My son and I read this book together regularly and are forever finding great tips.
The Tennis Parent's Bible - Vic Braden
Like some people, some books enter your life and change it forever. This is one of those rare books! This easy reading manual is fun, accurate and entertaining. It moves gracefully from cover to cover, as it exposes the mysteries and provides unique insight to their solutions. Frank is ahead of the field. This tennis parent guide is a one of a kind gem! Frank's inspiration, motivation and humor prove he is the best kind of teacher. A veteran national level coach and seasoned tennis parent

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Meet the Author

Frank Giampaolo is a 25 year tennis industry veteran. He currently runs the most successful Junior Tennis Developmental Program on the West Coast. He was honored as the USPTA Southern California Tennis Director of the Year and voted a top teaching professional by Southern California Tennis & Golf Magazine year after year.
Frank founded The Tennis Parents Workshops in 1998. He has conducted workshops across the United States, Mexico, Australia and Canada. He founded The Mental/Emotional Tennis Workshops in the spring of 2002 and his participants have collectively won 72 National U.S. Junior Singles Championships to date.

Frank is a popular convention speaker. He is a sports educator, instructional writer for the USPTA and Tennis View Magazine, author of Championship Tennis (Human Kinetics Publishing) and tennis researcher. His television appearances include The NBC Today Show, OCN-World team Tennis, Fox Sports, Tennis Canada and Tennis Australia.

Frank served as a tennis director of the Vic Braden Tennis College across the United States and is a United States Professional Tennis Association Certified Professional. Frank currently resides in Laguna Niguel, California. For a complete bio log on to:

Frank's second book Championship Tennis (Published by Human Kinetics)is now available for pre-order.

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