Summary: Part of The Winning Edge Series, this text provides a complete introduction and explanation of the skills and techniques necessary to take to the court. Offering an introduction and an explanation of the facilities, equipment, rules and terminology, this book moves on to detail how to mentally and physically prepare for a match. Individual chapters detail the dynamics of the basic strokes (serves, forehands, volleys, backhands), strategies, and conditioning. Drills a ...show morend self-evaluation are provided throughout the text as applicable.
Features Introductory chapters orient beginners and gets them on the court quickly by providing an overview of the history of the game, selecting equipment, getting started, and basic rules and terminology.
Clear and concise writing style integrates concepts with applications and how they combine to affect one's overall level of fitness offering a consistent format that is easy-to-understand and will help the beginner and intermediate player alike.
Self-assessments included at the end of applicable chapters are perforated for easy removal and assist students in determining areas for improvement, charting progress, and guiding practice.
Professional photos and graphics illustrate proper form and technique and serve as an excellent tool for self-evaluation and guide for improvement.
A bulleted list of objectives and closing summary which outlines and reinforces major points covered and includes bolded key terms that are defined in the text for provides for easy access and review of essential information in every chapter.
Performance Tip boxes outline safety minded concepts, drills, applications, and procedures give the reader a quick review of important information and helps to enhance results. ...show less