Now you can work with the world's top coach, learning from Nick Bollettieri's anecdotes and insights into the game with Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook.
Bollettieri's training and development system is recognized around the world as one of the best. He has worked with many of world's top players, including Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Tommy Haas, Jelena Jankovic, Andre Agassi, Martina Hingis, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Marcelo Rios, and Boris Becker.
Starting with the fundamentals, you'll learn how to choose the right grip and build a strong foundation with posture and stance. Every shot is addressed—forehand and backhand, serves and return of serve, and specialty shots like the overhead and lob. You'll get lessons on conditioning and mental training, then learn the game plans and strategies to make you a champion. A chapter on choosing and stringing the perfect racket is also included.
Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook offers you unmatched insight into the world's top tennis development program from the man who started it all. Bollettieri covers everything from skill development and stroke techniques to his ideas on coaching and practicing. Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook is perfect for every dedicated player or coach and the insights into the game are as engaging as Bollettieri himself.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.91(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Nick Bollettieri is the most well-known and successful tennis coach in the world today. His training program is recognized as one of the best systems for developing top players—in fact, 10 of his players have reached the top ranking in the world. Some of his most notable students are Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Tommy Haas, Jelena Jankovic, Andre Agassi, Martina Hingis, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Marcelo Rios, and Boris Becker.
Nick founded the world-renowned Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 1978. Within 10 years, Nick expanded his vision when he joined forces with IMG to turn the tennis academy into a multisport training facility, now known as IMG Academies. IMG Academies trains over 13,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes annually, including families and corporate groups, from over 75 countries.
Nick's insights into the game of tennis are sought after by organizations around the world. He has authored numerous books on tennis and contributed to many television and video programs, and he regularly writes for magazines and Internet sites. A recipient of USTA's Coach of the Year Award, Nick is recognized globally for his promotion of the sport, especially for his work with youth. He currently resides in Bradenton, Florida.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bolletteri does a poor job of explaining to the reader/player/coach what he's talking about in this book. It's almost as though the book were meant to be used as a supplement to a video. I have read and enjoyed at least 25 other tennis books. No doubt that Nick possesses the experience, reputation and knowledge to be considered one of the best teaching pros in the game, but this book too often falls short in providing sufficient language to teach its concepts to the reader. Sorry Nick.