Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook-2nd Edition

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Human Kinetics, Sep 30, 2015 - Sports & Recreation - 400 pages

Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Handbook, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive guide to learning and teaching tennis from the sport’s most successful coach. Covering stroke techniques, strategies, skill development, conditioning, and mental training, this book allows you to train with a true master teacher and apply the system used in coaching 10 top-ranked players in the world.

 

 

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Contents

Teaching Philosophy
1
Fundamentals of Athletic Development
11
Forehands
59
Backhands
73
Serves
91
Returns
113
Net Play
135
Specialty Shots
153
Physical Conditioning
231
Mental Conditioning
251
Game Plans and Math Strategy
289
Rackets Strings and Grips
323
The Future of Tennis
359
Index
365
About IMG Academy
377
About the Author
379

Doubles Techniques
167
Practice With Purpose
187
Other outstanding tennis resources
381
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About the author (2015)

Nick Bollettieri is one of the most influential people in the world of tennis who is renowned for his passion for excellence and the game. His training program is recognized as one of the best systems for developing top players. It was this proven method that Bollettieri used to coach 10 top-ranked players in the world (Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Marcelo Ríos, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams) plus a multitude of other world-class players, including Petra Kvitová, Sabine Lisicki, Kei Nishikori, Nicole Vaidisová, Tommy Haas, Radek Stepanek, Ivo Karlovic, Mary Pierce, Jimmy Arias, and Anna Kournikova.

Bollettieri founded the world-renowned Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 1978 to educate students in a dual environment of intense tennis training and academics. Within 10 years, Bollettieri expanded his vision, joining forces with IMG to turn the tennis academy into a multisport training facility now known as IMG Academy. His insights into the game of tennis are sought by organizations around the world. He has written numerous books on tennis, contributed to many television and video programs, and is recognized for his promotion of the sport.

The Bollettieri name is synonymous with tennis excellence. The coach has achieved numerous honors and awards, including induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014. He has also been inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (2004), honored with the prestigious Sports and Service Award by the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (2003), inducted into the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (2002), and ranked as one of Tennis Magazine's 50 Most Influential People in Tennis (2000) and as one of Sporting Life's 25 People Who Have Influenced Tennis in the Past Century (2000). He was named National Coach of the Year for Tennis by the United States Olympic Committee and awarded the Tennis Educational Merit Award by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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