BETTER TENNIS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Harry Hopman

BETTER TENNIS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

No-nonsense advice for serious players, from a purported slave driver who coached the Australian Davis Cup Team for 21 years. Emphasizing that there are ""no hard and fast rules"" and ""no one style"" for successful tennis, Hopman discusses grips, strokes, service, etc., delving at length into such specifics as the lob, smash, drop shot, and scramble, with chapters devoted to different ways to practice -- some his own innovations. The diagrams and photographs are truly analytical and closely integrated with the text; there are no wonder shots of spectacular plays, just as there are no hero biographies, historical surveys, or other inessentials. Hopman's closing tips on match preparation indicate the readership to which the book is geared.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1972
Publisher: Dodd, Mead