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Tennis - 8th edition

Tennis - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780072353853

ISBN10: 0072353856

Tennis by Joan Johnson, Paul Xanthos and Ann Lebedeff - ISBN 9780072353853
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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Tennis by Joan Johnson, Paul Xanthos and Ann Lebedeff - ISBN 9780072353853

ISBN13: 9780072353853

ISBN10: 0072353856

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 03
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Summary

Now part of The Winning Edge series, this high-interest, low-cost text gives students of all ability levels a valuable resource for learning the fundamentals of tennis and improving their game. While the basic material is presented in a style easily understood by the beginner, mastering the material leads to intermediate and advanced levels of knowledge and skill.

New to This Edition :

  • Highlights updated information on equipment, including new stringing material for rackets, new racket shapes, and oversize tennis balls.
  • Includes updated information on tennis organizations, including websites.
  • Offers Assessments at the end of applicable chapters to assist students in determining areas in which they need improvement and a way to track their progress. Assessment pages are perforated for easy removal, and a list of assessments is found on the inside front cover of the text.
  • Performance Tip boxes highlight concepts, techniques, and applications for positive improvement.
  • Includes new information on tennis rule changes (rest periods), the open-stance forehand, and alternative USTA-approved scoring methods.


Features :

  • Provides basic descriptions of tennis skills complete with photos, diagrams, and illustrations to help students master the fundamentals and build skills.
  • Provides an expanded section on conditioning and preparation for play to help students get the most out of the sport.
  • Includes information on the National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis, demonstrating that tennis is a sport for many abilities.

Author Bio

Johnson, Joan : California State University--Los Angeles


Xanthos, Paul :


Lebedeff, Ann : Pomona College

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Tennis Is Like
Chapter 2 Skills Essential for Everyone
Chapter 3 Better Players Master These Strokes
Chapter 4 Progress Can Be Speeded Up
Chapter 5 Patterns of Play
Chapter 6 Rules of the Game
Chapter 7 The Unwritten Rules
Chapter 8 The Language and Lore of Tennis
Chapter 9 Facts for Enthusiasts
Chapter 10 Playing the Game

Selected References, Readings, and Websites
Appendix: USTA and USTA Section Addresses

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Tennis by Joan D. Johnson and Paul Xanthos - ISBN 9780697279828