Whether you are just starting out, have been competing for decades, or are returning to the game after an extended break, Playing Tennis After 50 will improve your play and enhance your experience on and off the court.
With tactics and techniques ranging from basic to advanced, you'll learn to adapt court positioning and tweak shot selection for stellar singles, doubles, and mixed doubles play. Special features such as how-to-practice games and Stroke Doctor tips will correct common errors and improve skills while you play the game.
Off the court, Playing Tennis After 50 will help you avoid aches and injury with stretching and strengthening exercises. Then double your pleasure with expert information on the latest equipment, tips on finding the right club and playing partner, and ways to make tennis a lifelong activity!
Part I Take It to the Court
Chapter 1. The Game Past 50
Chapter 2. Tennis Is a Physical Game
Chapter 3. Learning to Love Competition
Part II Tuning In to Doubles
Chapter 4. Fundamental Doubles Strategy and Tactics
Chapter 5. Advanced Doubles Strategy and Tactics
Chapter 6. Technique Skills for Doubles
Chapter 7. Mixed Doubles (Avoiding Troubles)
Part III Staying Single
Chapter 8. Singles Strategy and Tactics
Chapter 9. Technique Skills for Singles
Part IV Beyond the Court
Chapter 10. No More Wooden Rackets
Chapter 11. Body Talk
Chapter 12. The Tennis Lifestyle
"This book is a must-read for those 50 and over! The same instruction that helped us win Grand Slams, reach and maintain worldwide No. 1 rankings, and win the Davis Cup championship is yours in Playing Tennis After 50. For those players who come together for camaraderie or competitiveness, this is sure to be a smash hit."
Bob and Mike Bryan
No. 1 Team in the World in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007
Five-Time ITF Doubles World Champions
"Ron and Kathy Woods have created a helpful resource for new, returning, and continuing tennis players alike. With coverage of skills, technique, and social and mental aspects of play, Playing Tennis After 50 is a practical guide to aging actively."
Jenifer Milner, Editor in Chief, Journal on Active Aging
"Playing Tennis After 50 shows not only why someone over 50 should play the game but also how to play and enjoy it with a different set of skills and awareness of weaknesses."
1972 World No. 1 Player of the Year
Rated by Tennis magazine as one of the 40 greatest players
One of the best doubles players of all time
"Tennis is the perfect sport to help keep you young and fit after 50. In Playing Tennis After 50, Kathy and Ron share their experiences and knowledge to make tennis a rewarding and healthy activity."
1988 Olympic Women's Doubles Gold Medalist
Broadcaster for USA Network
Limit injuries with good stroke technique
Sample pages: fundamental doubles strategy
Kathy and Ron Woods discuss playing tennis as you age Kathy and Ron Woods discuss the book Kathy Woods discusses having fun with your partner Ron Woods provides advice on getting older Ron Woods talks about getting started