TENNIS: A Basic Guide by Clare with Mark Cox Riessen
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TENNIS: A Basic Guide

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From the Northwestern coach and teacher of two Davis Cup winners (one his son), an ablebodied introduction that, despite claims to the contrary, is more suited to those with some training than absolute beginners. After a deadly opening about court dimensions, general rules and equipment tips, this starts with the grip and takes on the service before the other strokes--forehand, backhand, lob, volley, overhead smash--an unusual arrangement indicative of the tournament attitude. The photographs are as useful as stills can be in presenting continuous motion, the text anticipates common errors and recapitulates instructions at the end of each chapter. For a more diligent reader than Seewagen and Sullivan's Tennis (1968, p. 474, J-180), this is more authoritative in tone, equally geared for high-powered play.

Pub Date: May 26th, 1969
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard