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Game/Set/Match: A Tennis Guide

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780534576882

ISBN10:
0534576885
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/13/2003
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole

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Summary

1. The Preliminaries to the Strokes in Tennis. 2. Groundstrokes. 3. Net Play. 4. The Service and Service Return. 5. The Aerial Game. 6. Mental Aspects of Tennis Competition. 7. Singles Strategy. 8. Doubles Strategy. 9. Tennis Practice. 10. Physical Aspects of Playing Tennis. 11. Tennis Behavior and Interpretation of Tennis Rules. 12. The Tennis Court, Equipment Design, Tournament Competition, and Resources. Appendix A. USTA's The Code: The Player's Guide for Unofficiated Matches. Appendix B. National Tennis Rating Program. Answer Key. Glossary. Index.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgments vi
Preliminaries to the Strokes in Tennis
1(12)
Basic Tennis Grips
1(3)
Types of Strokes
4(1)
Feel and Timing of the Tennis Ball
5(3)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Racket Control and Ball Spin
8(5)
Groundstrokes
13(20)
Groundstrokes---Basic Forehand
13(4)
Groundstrokes---Basic Backhand
17(4)
Groundstrokes---Two-hand Backhand
21(2)
Synopsis of the Groundstroke
23(3)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Forehand Groundstroke---Slice and Topspin
26(2)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Backhand Groundstroke---Slice and Topspin
28(1)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Using the Groundstroke to Hit an Approach Shot
29(4)
Net Play
33(10)
Forehand Volley
34(1)
Backhand Volley
35(2)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Insight When Hitting a Volley
37(3)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Half Volley
40(3)
Service and Service Return
43(14)
Basic Flat Service
43(5)
Return of Service
48(3)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Slice Service
51(6)
Aerial Game
57(10)
Overheads
57(4)
The Lob
61(6)
Mental Aspects of Tennis Competition
67(8)
Understanding What Competition Really Means
68(1)
Eliminating Negative Attitudes
68(1)
Concentration
69(1)
Anxiety and Slumps
70(1)
Relaxation
70(1)
Mental Toughness
71(1)
Putting It All Together
72(3)
Singles Strategy
75(12)
Percentage Tennis
75(1)
Service Strategy
76(1)
Return-of-Service Strategy
77(1)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Placement and Service Strategy
77(1)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Second-Service Strategy
77(1)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Return-of-Service Strategy
78(1)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Attacking the Net and Beating the Net Player
79(3)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Lob and Overhead Strategy
82(1)
Increasing Beginner Skills: Baseline-Play Strategy
83(4)
Doubles Strategy
87(10)
Basic Alignments and Formations
87(3)
Special Formations
90(2)
Service and Return-of-Service Strategy
92(1)
Doubles Game Plan and Strategy
93(4)
Tennis Practice
97(12)
Tennis by Yourself
97(3)
Partner Practice Drills
100(9)
Physical Aspects of Playing Tennis
109(14)
Warm-up
109(1)
Stretching Exercises
110(1)
Warm-down
111(2)
Developing Overall Fitness
113(2)
Preventing and Caring for Tennis Injuries
115(4)
Dealing with Heat, Sun, and Insect Bites, when Playing Tennis
119(4)
Tennis Behavior and Interpretation of Rules
123(8)
Behavior on a Tennis Court
123(3)
Interpreting Tennis Rules
126(5)
Tennis Courts, Equipment Design, Tournament Competition, and Resources
131(10)
The Tennis Court
131(1)
Tennis Equipment
132(4)
Tennis Clothing
136(1)
How to Get Started in Tennis Competition
137(1)
Tennis Resources
138(3)
Appendix A: USTA's The Code: The Player's Guide for Unofficiated Matches 141(4)
Appendix B: NTRP Rating Categories 145(2)
Answer Key to Checkpoints 147(1)
Photo Credits 148(1)
Glossary of Terms 149(2)
Index 151


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