World-Class Tennis Technique / Edition 1

World-Class Tennis Technique / Edition 1

by Paul Roetert, Jack Groppel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0736037470

ISBN-13: 9780736037471

Pub. Date: 07/03/2001

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Let the game's most brilliant players and coaches teach you World-Class Tennis Technique! You'll find the most up-to-date information, based on solid scientific principles and presented in a practical, easy-to-understand manner. No other book on the market offers the level of world-class instruction and expertise found

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Overview

Let the game's most brilliant players and coaches teach you World-Class Tennis Technique! You'll find the most up-to-date information, based on solid scientific principles and presented in a practical, easy-to-understand manner. No other book on the market offers the level of world-class instruction and expertise found here.

World-Class Tennis Technique is written by some of the world's top experts in biomechanics, tennis technique, and coaching, including

- Patrick McEnroe
- Jim Loehr
- Mary Joe Fernandez
- Stan Smith
- Tom Gullikson
- Pam Shriver
- Former world-class players
- National coaches
- Past or current Davis Cup Captains

Together these venerable tennis pros present a detailed, comprehensive look at the optimal biomechanics and technique for playing tennis. Each chapter features an expert with a scientific or technical background matched up with one of the top internationally known coaches. They explain the modern game and share their research, knowledge, and experience. Their explanations are succinct and to the point, making the best techniques easy to learn.

You'll learn to improve your technique in every aspect of the game, including

- perfecting your strokes,
- improving your footwork and positioning,
- training the appropriate muscle groups,
- choosing the right racquet and equipment for your style of play,
- adjusting to different court surfaces,
- maintaining proper technique under pressure, and
- analyzing your own game.

You'll find an in-depth analysis of the proper fundamentals of each stroke—forehand, backhand, volley, overhead, serve, return, and specialty shots—presented with an incredible selection of full-color sequence photos.

Learn the science behind the strokes to hit the ball with greater force, accuracy, and consistency. Then master and fine-tune your execution to excel in competition. With World-Class Tennis Technique, you'll soon play better than ever.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736037471
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
07/03/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,389,266
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I Scientific Foundation
Chapter 1 Finding the Best Learning Style
Ron Woods and Mary Joe Fernandez

Chapter 2 Revolutionary Rackets
Howard Brody and Stan Smith

Chapter 3 Adjusting to Different Surfaces
Andrew Coe and David Miley

Chapter 4 Training Stronger and Faster Muscles
Todd Ellenbecker and Craig Tiley

Chapter 5 Improving Footwork and Positioning
Donald Chu and Lynne Rolley

Chapter 6 Mastering the Kinetic Chain
Ben Kibler and Dennis van der Meer

Chapter 7 The Interplay of Tactics and Technique
Patrick McEnroe and Richard Herbst

Chapter 8 Maintaining Technique Under Pressure
Jim Loehr and Tom Gullikson

Part II Perfecting Your Strokes
Chapter 9 Forehands
Miguel Crespo and Jose Higueras

Chapter 10 Backhands
Vic Braden and Jack Kramer

Chapter 11 Volleys and Overheads
Frank van Fraayenhoven and Michiel Schapers

Chapter 12 Serves and Returns
Bruce Elliott and Nick Saviano

Chapter 13 Specialty Shots
Paul Dent and Patrice Hagelauer

Chapter 14 Self-Analysis
Duane Knudson and Pam Shriver

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