Tennis Skills: The Player's Guide

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Firefly Books, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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Like having a personal tennis pro on call for expert coaching.

Tennis Skills is an in-depth guide to improving a player's game. It features a battery of lessons designed by tennis pros that lays down a solid foundation of stroke skills and game strategy. Clear instructions and annotated diagrams provide valuable coaching and corrective techniques -- most valuable for any player.

Tom Sadzeck provides an abundance of visual features to help players of all levels improve their game. Six chapters cover the game's key skill sets, from basic techniques to singles and doubles strategies. There are more than 40 drills that focus on target areas of form, strategy, coordination and footwork. Other specific instructions include:

  • Stroke-production exercises
  • Forehand, backhand, serve, volley, slice and other shots
  • A breakdown of each stroke to promote consistent form
  • Warm-up, grips, body position, footwork, targeting, follow-through
  • Court diagrams to help players visualize a stroke's outcome
  • How to handle game pressure.

The book also features easy-to-follow sequential photographs, Master Stroke sidebars that give easy-to remember tips, Fault Finder boxes that point out common mistakes and Coach's comments that share the wisdom of seasoned pros.

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Review: Tennis Skills: The Player's Guide

User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

Good overview of basic tennis strokes and techniques with helpful step-by-step illustrations and practice drills. It will also be worthwhile to go back and review occasionally. Read full review

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User Review  - Preethi - Goodreads

This book has really good visuals of all the moves and techniques that they tell you about. It's great for when you just want to flip through the book to get to know some basic tennis moves. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Tom Sadzeck has been coaching tennis for years and has been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association since 1992. He holds a Professional 1 rating and has lectured at USTA coaching conferences. He is featured in ADDvantage magazine's "Little Tennis" column and Coach Tennis America audio magazine. He lives in San Rafael, California.

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