Play Better Tennis in Two Hours: Simplify the Game and Play Like the Pros

Play Better Tennis in Two Hours: Simplify the Game and Play Like the Pros

by Oscar Wegner, Steven Ferry
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Play Better Tennis in Two Hours: Simplify the Game and Play Like the Pros by Oscar Wegner, Steven Ferry

Can tennis really be this simple?

Just ask the dozens of world-class players who have made it to the top using Oscar Wegner’s groundbreaking approach. But if playing tennis isn’t so easy for you, if you never seem to play up to your potential, don’t blame yourself—blame the coach who taught you a lot of uselessly complex techniques. Play Better Tennis in 2 Hours is your guide to tennis as the pros play it—more intuitive, more fluid, and more fun. World-renowned tennis coach and ESPN commentator Oscar Wegner shows you how to focus your efforts on one thing—hitting the ball correctly. Your own natural athleticism will take care of everything else. Follow the simple drills in this power-packed handbook, and you’ll learn how to:

  • Move to the ball efficiently and fluidly
  • Stop worrying about foot position and stance
  • Hit every stroke harder and more accurately
  • Put a wicked topspin on your forehand
  • Master both one- and two-handed backhands
  • Combine control and power on your volleys
  • Put more speed and spin into your serve and more punch in your return

"Known and respected all around the world, Oscar has given us another great contribution to tennis with this book."—Gustavo Kuerten, three-time French Open champion

"Oscar has broken the mold, demystifying the modern tennis stroke. There's genius in his analysis of pro techniques—the dynamics of what the racquet does to the ball, how power and spin are added. He understands how top pros really stroke the ball, and always have, all the way back to Tilden."—Andy Rosenberg, Director for NBC Sports Wimbledon and French Open

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071437172
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2004
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 821,713
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Steven Ferry has been providing writing and photographic services to US corporations and publishers since 1994, in addition to teaching and consulting in various capacities. Additionally, he majored in English Language and Literature before doing film and photography at the West Surrey College of Art and Design in England.
HOMETOWN: Clearwater, Florida

Oscar Wegner (Boca Raton, FL), an internationally known professionaltennis coach, has trained highly ranked professionals, top international juniors, and thousands of recreational players while developing and refining his unique and proven instructional methods.

Steven Ferry (Clearwater, FL) has been a professional writer and photographer since 1994.

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Play Better Tennis in Two Hours: Simplify the Game and Play Like the Pros 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best tennis book out there. Oscar Wegner is simply brilliant.
tenniscoach More than 1 year ago
I was about to quit tennis after several years of lessons without progress, thinking I lacked the natural ability and athleticism this "difficult" sport requires.  As a last resort I purchased Oscar's book and quickly discovered that it was proper technique and good coaching that I lacked., and that tennis is actually one of the easiest sports to learn and enjoy.  Oscar's techniques actually bring out the natural ability and athleticism in players and free them to discover their own innate talent to play by feel and instinct reinforced with simple, straightforward technique.  Instead of inhibiting the player with complicated and inefficient mechanics, Oscar's method frees the player to achieve his personal best.  As a result of my improvement with the methodology succinctly demonstrated in this book I became a tennis teaching professional and am now able to pass on to my students the same great results and joy of tennis I have experienced.  Although it seems at first glance to be written for beginners, the material contained in this book also makes a significant impact on teaching professionals and players at the highest levels of the sport. The more you understand Oscar's method the more profound this simple little volume becomes.  It is the power of simplicity at its best. This book is a must for every coach and players of all ages and ability levels, from beginner to pro.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago