Game/Set/Match A Tennis Guide

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/19/2007
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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GAME/SET/MATCH covers all the basic fundamentals of playing tennis and is suitable for players at all levels. It combines basic instruction and visual cues to help you learn the proper way to execute tennis techniques and skills and improve your game. The strategy chapters provide a base for development of thinking on the court, and the tennis court behavior and interpretation of rules section provide you with a solid foundation of the sport. Learn to master the game of tennis!

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Preliminaries to the Strokes in Tennisp. 1
Basic Tennis Gripsp. 1
Types of Strokesp. 4
Developing a Feel for Hitting the Ballp. 6
Racket Control and Ball Spinp. 9
Groundstrokesp. 13
Groundstrokes-Basic Forehandp. 13
Groundstrokes-Basic Backhandp. 17
Groundstrokes-Two-Hand Backhandp. 21
Synopsis of the Groundstrokep. 23
Increasing Beginner Skills: Forehand Groundstroke-Slice and Topspinp. 26
Increasing Beginner Skills: Backhand Groundstroke-Slice and Topspinp. 27
Increasing Beginner Skills: Using the Groundstroke to Hit an Approach Shotp. 31
Service and Service Returnp. 35
Basic Flat Servicep. 35
Return of Servicep. 40
Increasing Beginner Skills: Slice Servicep. 43
Net Playp. 49
Forehand Volleyp. 50
Backhand Volleyp. 51
Increasing Beginner Skills: Insight When Hitting a Volley Shotp. 53
Increasing Beginner Skills: Half-Volleyp. 56
Aerial Gamep. 59
Overheadsp. 59
The Lobp. 63
Mental Aspects of Tennis Competitionp. 73
Understanding What Competition Really Meansp. 74
Eliminating Negative Attitudesp. 74
Concentrationp. 76
Anxiety and Slumpsp. 77
Relaxationp. 77
Mental Toughnessp. 78
Putting It All Togetherp. 79
Singles Strategyp. 81
Percentage Tennisp. 81
Service Strategyp. 83
Return-of-Service Strategyp. 83
Increasing Beginner Skills: Placement and Service Strategyp. 83
Increasing Beginner Skills: Second-Service Strategyp. 84
Increasing Beginner Skills: Return-of-Service Strategyp. 85
Increasing Beginner Skills: Attacking the Net and Beating the Net Playerp. 86
Increasing Beginner Skills: Lob and Overhead Strategyp. 89
Increasing Beginner Skills: Baseline-Play Strategyp. 90
Doubles Strategyp. 95
Basic Alignments and Formationsp. 95
Special Formationsp. 98
Service and Return-of-Service Strategyp. 100
Doubles Game Plan and Strategyp. 101
Tennis Practicep. 105
Wall Drills by Yourselfp. 105
Cooperative Practice Drillsp. 107
Physical Aspects of Playing Tennisp. 117
The Structured Warm-Upp. 117
The Cool-Downp. 120
Developing Overall Fitnessp. 123
Preventing and Caring for Tennis Injuriesp. 125
Dealing with Heat, Sun, and Insect Bites When Playing Tennisp. 129
Tennis Behavior and Interpretation of Rulesp. 133
Behavior on a Tennis Courtp. 133
Interpreting Tennis Rulesp. 136
Tennis Courts, Equipment Design, Tournament Competition, Tennis Perspective, and Resourcesp. 143
The Tennis Courtp. 143
Tennis Equipmentp. 144
Tennis Clothingp. 148
How to Get Started in Tennis Competitionp. 149
Tennis Perspectivep. 150
Tennis Resourcesp. 154
USTA's The Code: The Player's Guide for Unofficiated Matchesp. 157
NTRP Rating Categoriesp. 161
Answer Key to Checkpointsp. 163
Photo Creditsp. 165
Glossary of Termsp. 169
Indexp. 173
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