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TENNIS

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by DEWAYNE J. JOHNSON and KEVIN L. BURKE
2ND edition, 1996, 92 pages, $10.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-283-5  Review Shopping Cart

 

This book covers the basic skills of tennis using an individualized learning approach. Students are provided with skill sheets which break each fundamental skill into key learning components. Common errors are listed in order to show incorrect form or poor performance. Performance skill tests are also provided to enbable the student to evaluate progress. This text is one in a series designed for activity courses at the college level.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO TENNIS
History
World of Professional Tennis
Benefits of Tennis
Learning Objectives

Chapter 2: BASIC RULES
Faults
Serve
Let
Loss of Point
Valid Returns
Doubles
Scoring (Set, Nine-point Tie-breaker, Match)
Tennis Etiquette
Tennis Equipment (Clothing, Racket, Racket Covers and Bags, Balls, Tennis Courts, Nets, Net Posts)

Chapter 3: FUNDAMENTALS FOR BEGINNERS
Grip (Eastern Grip, Western Grip, Continental Grip, Common Errors of the Grip, Self-Instruction)
Stance (Common Errors of the Stance, Self-instruction)
Forehand Stroke (Ready Position, Grip, Footwork and Pivot, Backswing, Forward Swing
Contacting the Ball
Follow-through
Two-handed Forehand
Common Errors of the Forehand, Self-Instruction)
Backhand Stroke (The Ready Position, Grip, Footwork and Pivot; Backswing)

Chapter 4: TECHNIQUES FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS
Half-Volley (Grip, Footwork, Backswing, Forward Swing, Contacting the Ball, Follow-through, Common Errors of the Half-Volley, Self-instruction)
Lob (Grip, Footwork, Backswing, Forward Swing, Contacting the Ball, Follow-through, Common Errors of the Lob, Self-instruction)
The Overhead (Grip, Footwork, Backswing, Forward Swing, Contacting the Ball, Follow-through, Common Errors of the Overhead, Self-Instructionb)
The Dropshot, Underspin and top Spin (Self-Evaluation)

Chapter 5: GAME STRATEGY

Chapter 6: SELF-EVALUATION
Backboard Test
Partner Rally Test
Serve Test
Lob Test
Overhead Test
Volley Test
Groundstroke Test
Self Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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