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Table of ContentsClimbing the Steps to Tennis Success
The Sport of Tennis
Key to Diagrams
Step 1 Forehands: Controlling the Rally
Step 2 Backhands: Developing a Weapon
Step 3 Serves: Taking the Offensive
Step 4 Volleys: Forcing the Action
Step 5 Half Volleys: Getting Out of Trouble
Step 6 Lobs: Changing the Pace
Step 7 Overhead Smashes: Hitting the Put-Away
Step 8 Drop Shots: Disguising Your Intentions
Step 9 Singles Tactics: Playing Your Game
Step 10 Doubles Tactics: Playing as a Team
Step 11 Special Situations: Managing the Match
Preventing Tennis Injuries
About the Authors
"By breaking down every aspect of the game, Jim Brown and Camille Soulier help players at all levels master the sport and elevate their game."
Danielle Steinberg-- Head Women's Tennis Coach McNeese State University
“Tennis: Steps to Success provides comprehensive instruction for players of all levels. The coverage is essential for competitive tennis players.”
Bill Ozaki-- Director of Programs and Player Development USTA Southern
“In the latest edition of Tennis: Steps to Success, Jim Brown and Camille Soulier present tennis instruction in a clear, informative manner. As a tennis professional for over 30 years, I appreciate the uncomplicated and concise style of simplifying tennis.”
Jim Coyne-- Director of Tennis at Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club, Former Director of Junior Tennis for USTA Northern California Section, USTA NorCal Board of Directors
ExcerptsBuild A Strong Forehand
Use The Backhand Drill To Master Your Backhand
Win More Matches With The Full Swing Serve
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Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.