Tennis

by JOEL BARTON and TONY GRICE
7th edition, 2012, 180 pages, $14.95 
ISBN 978-0-89641-505-8

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TENNIS is written for both the beginning and advanced tennis student. It describes fundamental skills and advanced techniques. Essential tennis positions are illusrated by drawings, diagrams and photographs. Self-testing positions help students evaluate progress. Practice drills and conditioning exercises are provided. The seventh edition includes a bibliography and sections on history, terminology, the latest rules, scoring and equipment. It also includes several appendices which include tennis periodicals, tennis publications, national tennis rating programs and tennis associations.


CONTENTS

  • Chapter 1: NATURE AND HISTORY OF THE GAME

  • Chapter 2: EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES
    Racquets
    Strings
    Balls
    Dress
    Courts

  • Chapter 3: BASIC SKILLS
    Grips
    The Ready Position
    Footwork
    The Forehand Groundstroke
    The Backhand Groundstroke
    The Serve
    Volley

  • Chapter 4: BEYOND THE BEGINNER
    Ball Spin
    Advanced Serves
    Lob
    Overhead Smash
    Drop Shot
    Half Volley
    Drop Volley

  • 5: RULES AND SCORING
    Scoring in a Game
    Scoring in a Set
    Scoring in a Match
    Tournament Play
    Official Rules of Tennis (the Singles Game / the Doubles Game)

  • Chapter 6: ETIQUETTE

  • Chapter 7: SINGLES STRATEGY
    Strategy for Beginners
    Intermediate and Advanced Strategy
    General Principles of Singles Strategy

  • 8: DOUBLES STRATEGY
    Position on the Court
    Strategy for Beginners
    Strategy for Intermediate and Advanced Players
    General Tips on Doubles Strategy

  • Chapter 9: PRACTICE DRILLS AND CONDITIONING
    Beginning Drills
    Intermediate Drills
    Advanced Drills
    Conditioning

  • Chapter 10: EVALUATING AND RECORDS
    Sample Knowledge Test
    Tennis Skill Rating
    Record of Play
    Outside Class Participation

  • APPENDICES
    Glossary of Terms
    Selected References
    Tennis Periodicals and Magazines
    USTA Tennis Publications
    National Tennis Rating Programs
    Tennis Association