A tennis tune-up for players of all skill levels.
From the serve, ground strokes and volleys to the smashes, lobs and drop shots, this unique coaching manual illustrates each stroke from five angles: front, back, left, right and above. In this all-around skills guide, tennis pro John Littleford delivers expert guidance to identify accurate positioning of feet, body and the racquet -- just like having a personal pro watching, correcting and coaching every swing.
Tennis Strokes and Tactics also includes a comprehensive section on effective tactics and strategies for singles and doubles play. Using this innovative guide, tennis players of any level will improve their game.
John Littleford has over 20 years' experience coaching and playing tennis at the highest level, and he is Lawn Tennis Association and U.S. Professional Tennis Registry qualified. He is a cofounder of Modern Tennis International.
Andrew Magrath is the co-managing director of Modern Tennis International and has been a professional coach for over 15 years.
Tennis is a fabulous game that seems to bring the best out of people, whatever their background or wherever they come from.
The first time, as toddlers, that our parents threw us a tennis ball, our passion for the sport was born, and watching Wimbledon on television from an early age further fueled our enthusiasm. Witnessing McEnroe's epic encounters with Bjorg, and later the athletic antics of Boris Becker, made many tennis kids dive across the court to reach a volley at no thought of injury to themselves, even those who played on tarmac.
Teaching is in our blood, since we both have parents who taught, and we count ourselves very fortunate to be able to teach others this wonderful sport that we both love. It gives us a real buzz to see the satisfied faces of people enjoying the skills we have imparted. That is why we are so passionate about the simple system we have described in the book. If you follow it thoroughly you will literally be playing tennis in minutes, and the tennis world will be yours.
Table of Contents
Learning the ropes