Vic Braden's Laugh and Win at Doubles

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"Play as hard and well as you can and have fun doing it," says America's favorite tennis coach, "and the winning will fall into place." This "laugh and win" philosophy has become Vic Braden's trademark, and he brings this spirit of humor and charm to his book, making it not only comprehensive and authoritative but also the most entertaining doubles guide available. Drawing upon the wisdom of more than fifty years in the sport as well as his expertise as a licensed psychologist, and incorporating the latest biomechanical information from his
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"Play as hard and well as you can and have fun doing it," says America's favorite tennis coach, "and the winning will fall into place." This "laugh and win" philosophy has become Vic Braden's trademark, and he brings this spirit of humor and charm to his book, making it not only comprehensive and authoritative but also the most entertaining doubles guide available. Drawing upon the wisdom of more than fifty years in the sport as well as his expertise as a licensed psychologist, and incorporating the latest biomechanical information from his experience as a leading sports researcher, Braden offers proven strategies and superb instruction to help you achieve peak performance on the court while also having the time of your life.

Legendary tennis coach Vic Braden shows players step-by-step how to improve their doubles game. From selecting a partner to covering the net, from key rally shots to practice drills, this amply illustrated guide provides all the tips and strategies anyone needs to laugh and win at the fastest growing game in tennis. 150 photos. Size C. 192 pp. 12,500 print.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780316105194
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The "Laugh and Win" Philosophy 3
1 The Essentials of Good Doubles 13
2 Choosing the Right Partner 28
3 Early Teamwork Decisions and Preparations 40
4 Court Positions to Start a Point 50
5 Playing the Four Positions 59
6 Teamwork and Strategy 82
7 Key Individual Shots in Doubles 108
8 You, Psychology, and Your Partner 129
9 Practice Drills to Make You "Famous by Friday" 144
10 Coping with All the Variables 161
A Doubles Glossary 175
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