Tennis-3rd Edition : Steps to Success


Jim M. Brown
3rd Edition
ISBN: 0736053638
ISBN13: 9780736053631
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Learn and master all the essential skills of tennis to take your game to the next level. Tennis, Third Edition: Steps to Success provides in-depth, progressive instruction and accompanying illustrations for each stroke: the serve, return of serve, forehand, backhand, volley, lob, drop shot, and overhead smash. Practice and improve those techniques with 80 drills that feature a scoring system to gauge and accelerate your progress. After building a strong skill base, add tactical knowledge to make the right shots in match situations, in both singles and doubles play. With a little work, you’ll be hitting winners in no time! Become a complete player on the court. As part of the popular Steps to Success Series—-with more than 1.5 million copies sold—-Tennis, Third Edition: Steps to Success will take your performance level to new heights in all facets of the game. Click here to see all titles available in the Steps to Success Series

About the Author

Jim Brown, PhD, has taught, coached, played, and written about tennis for over 40 years. He has served as the editor of Tennis Industry magazine and the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine & Performance Newsletter, and is now the executive editor of the Sports Performance Journal, an online publication of Athletes’ Performance in Tempe, Arizona. Jim has represented the United States Tennis Association; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in clinics throughout the United States and Mexico. Dr. Brown has written, coauthored, or edited 11 books, two national newsletters, one magazine, and hundreds of articles on sports, sports medicine, health, and education. He writes columns for CBS, USTA-Southern Section, and Senior Wire News Service. His work has appeared in such notable publications as Sports Illustrated for Women, Washington Post, Better Homes & Gardens, Raising Teens, and New York Post. Jim and his wife, Arlene, live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Step 1. Hitting Forehands for Offensive Control
Step 2. Turning the Backhand Into a Strength
Step 3. Serving to Set Up Points
Step 4. Volleying to Force the Action
Step 5. Hitting Half Volleys off Short Hops
Step 6. Lobbing to Control Your Opponent
Step 7. Smashing the Overhead Shot With Authority
Step 8. Executing Drop Shots Effectively
Step 9. Competing As a Singles Player
Step 10. Playing As a Doubles Team
Step 11. Preparing for the Match

Supplementary Instructional Materials

All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at Instructor Guide Includes lecture topics, physical activities, students assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites and books. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.