Tennis Skills & Drills

Tennis Skills & Drills

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ISBN-13: 9780736083089
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 11/10/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 670,158
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joey Rive played on the ATP Tour for 8 years, competing in each of the 4 Grand Slams, and achieved a top 60 player ranking in singles and top 50 ranking in doubles. Rive also played Davis Cup tennis for Puerto Rico and practiced with the U.S. Davis Cup team. Rive has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Florida State University, where he won MVP honors for his team and conference as a player. He also received Tennis magazine’s Sportsman of the Year Award.

After his successful playing career, Rive coached at Florida State University, the University of Alabama, and Texas Christian University. He produced multiple All-Americans, two conference titles, and one NCAA final four finish. During his tenure as a college coach, he was voted PTR College Coach of the Year. Rive also spent three years as a USTA national coach, working with Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent, Robby Ginepri, and Alex Bogomolov.

Rive is a USPTA, PTR, and USTA certified high-performance and sports coach. Currently, he is a teaching professional at T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas, Texas.

For almost three decades, Scott Williams has been an internationally renowned coach working with players such as No. 2 ATP Tour player Tommy Haas and No. 1 ATP Tour doubles player Max Mirnyi. Williams is the author of Serious Tennis (Human Kinetics) and author and producer of the recently released Spiritually Tough Tennis DVD. He is president of Match Point Ministries and was voted the 2009 Coach of the Year, receiving the Ace Excellence Award for his work with upcoming junior tennis players.

Williams is currently the tennis director at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida. He is certified as a USTA high-performance coach, USPTA level 1 professional, and PSIA level III instructor.  

Williams has been ranked nationally in both tennis and skiing and has played professional satellite and challenger events in Europe, South America, and the United States. He has won a total of 19 state championships in both tennis and skiing in Florida and Washington.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Forehand Skills

Chapter 2: Backhand Skills

Chapter 3: Forehand and Backhand Drills

Chapter 4: Serve Skills

Chapter 5: Return Skills

Chapter 6: Serve and Return Drills

Chapter 7: Net Skills

Chapter 8: Specialty Skills

Chapter 9: Net and Specialty Drills

Chapter 10: Singles Strategy and Drills

Chapter 11: Doubles Strategy and Drills

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“Tennis Skills & Drills offers the tools needed for superior strokes and more victories on the court.”

-Mardy Fish

2004 Olympic Silver Medalist

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