Women's Tennis Tactics PDF
EbookTennis participation in the United States rose 13.5% to 11 million people in 2005, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. With female participation increasing among the high school- and college-level ranks, Women’s Tennis Tactics arrives as the first book of its kind to focus solely on the women’s game. It addresses the differences between male and female playing styles and then shows how to capitalize on female players’ individual strengths with proven tactical solutions, drills, and coaching tips.
This book is unique because it interprets the women’s game as it has been played by the most elite female competitors, both past and present. It illustrates the tactics employed by these athletes and provides 68 drills so that readers can learn to execute these strategies successfully in their own games. Quotes from top players and coaches show how the pros face specific challenges, providing tactical instruction in the context of actual match play.
Women’s Tennis Tactics is written by Rob Antoun, an elite-level women’s tennis coach who is also one of a few select LTA-endorsed coach education tutors. Through this book, he shows readers how to play to their strengths with an arsenal of tactics for every game situation, in both singles and doubles play. This is the one resource female tennis players and their coaches need in order to excel in today’s increasingly aggressive game.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Tactical Serving
Chapter 2. Tactical Returning
Chapter 3. Playing From the Baseline
Chapter 4. Approaching and Playing at the Net
Chapter 5. Opposing the Net Player
Chapter 6. Developing a Game Style
Reviews"This is one of the best tennis books I have read. Tour-level expertise is clearly explained and logically presented. This book, with its on-court drills, is an asset to professional and club players alike."
LTA Coach Education Manager
"In Women’s Tennis Tactics, Rob Antoun has applied his expertise of coaching and the women’s game to create a practical on-court approach ideal for developing today’s players. It's an outstanding publication.”
Craig A. Morris
Education and Well-Being Manager for Tennis Australia
"A practical guide on building and strengthening your game, Women's Tennis Tactics is an essential read. Every female tennis player should have this book! ”
2007 Australian Open Doubles Champion