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My First Tennis Book

Author: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
ISBN: 9781454919759
Size: 34.88 MB
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A child's first introduction to sports Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with a favorite sport. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the cover is appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again. Racket. Net. Volley. Tennis comes alive in this fun introduction to the sport. Featuring 20 first words ranging from "forehand" and "rally" to "lob" and "OUT!" this colorful, photographic board book is ACES.

Blacks At The Net

Author: Sundiata A. Djata
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815608189
Size: 38.38 MB
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Drawing on original and published interviews, writings, and articles, the author offers an in-depth look at black participation in tennis, from the first courts in Tuskegee in 1880 through the achievements of Aletha Gibson, Arthur Ashe, and Venus and Serena Williams.

Tennis Cultural History

Author: Heiner Gillmeister
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780718501952
Size: 30.66 MB
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Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century. Along the way, he debunks established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup. 136 illustrations, 16 in color.

My First Tennis Tournament

Author: Nick Rudman
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480843075
Size: 32.36 MB
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Today is the day! Nick wakes up for his very first tennis tournament. Its important that he remembers all his supplies, like his tennis shoes, racket, and balls. He also has to have a great breakfast because tennis takes a lot of energy. Then, he sets off with his parents to New York City and the home of the famous US Open. Nick is nervous at first. Everything seems so big and bright, especially the court. He meets his opponent and is relieved to see that he is nervous too. The match begins, filled with exciting serves, returns, and scores. Through it all, Nick tries to have fun and not lose himself in the crazy competition, but he sure does want to win that trophy! My First Tennis Tournament intends to teach young readers the rules of tennis while also showing how much fun this amazing sport can be. Theres even a glossary of important tennis terms in the back. So will Nick win his first tournament, or will he lose with grace? Either way, its important for kids to learn good sportsmanship and respect for the competition.

Serious Tennis

Author: Scott Williams
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780880119139
Size: 56.54 MB
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Serious Tennis is the most comprehensive tennis resource, containing expert instruction on each facet of the game. Learn with the world's top instructors as they provide insights into modern tennis technique, training methods, and match strategy. Combining the sport's latest physical conditioning methods with its most advanced mental training techniques, this book enables you to reach your full potential, regardless of skill level. Top international tennis instructor Scott Williams presents his SMARTS system for perfecting stroke technique. The system includes the following: - Seeing - Movement - Adjusting - Rotation - Transfer - Swing In Serious Tennis, Williams breaks down the four main skill groups in the SMARTS system: stroking skills, playing skills, mental skills, and preparatory skills. He then identifies three phases of development-the core phase, the mileage phase, and the fine-tuning phase-that all players should follow to improve their game. During the first phase, stroking and playing skills are sharpened on the practice court. Once in the mileage phase, techniques such as consistency, placement, and court positioning are tested during game situations. The fine-tuning phase focuses on preparatory skills such as conditioning, nutrition, sleep, and the mental skills you need to consistently win. This approach allows intermediate and advanced players to be in a continual mode of physical and mental progression to truly enhance their skills and tactical understanding of the game. From improving shot selections to performing under pressure, this book covers every aspect of the game. Become the player you've always wanted to be with Serious Tennis.

On Tennis

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316284823
Size: 73.50 MB
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David Foster Wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive digital-original edition. A "long-time rabid fan of tennis," and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote about the game like no one else. ON TENNIS presents David Foster Wallace's five essays on the sport, published between 1990 and 2006, and hailed as some of the greatest and most innovative sports writing of our time. This lively and entertaining collection begins with Wallace's own experience as a prodigious tennis player ("Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley"). He also challenges the sports memoir genre ("How Tracy Austen Broke My Heart"), takes us to the US Open ("Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open"), and profiles of two of the world's greatest tennis players ("Tennis Player Michael Joyce's Professional Artistry as a Paradigm of Certain Stuff About Choice, Freedom, Limitation, Joy, Grotesquerie, and Human Completeness" and "Federer Both Flesh and Not"). With infectious enthusiasm and enormous heart, Wallace's writing shows us the beauty, complexity, and brilliance of the game he loved best.

Big Bill Tilden

Author: Frank Deford
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453220674
Size: 48.11 MB
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The classic biography of America’s first tennis starWhen he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world’s greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920s he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more completely than Babe Ruth ruled baseball, making his name, for more than a decade, synonymous with tennis. Phenomenally intelligent—he completed his first book on tennis in the three weeks before his first Wimbledon triumph—Tilden’s success came with a dark side. This classic biography by legendary sports writer Frank Deford tells of Tilden’s dominance, which was unlike anything the sport had ever seen—and the big man’s tragic fall.

The Tennis Bully

Author: Charles Hellman
Publisher: LuckySports
ISBN: 9780935938326
Size: 65.61 MB
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The first series of Adventures in SportsLand focuses on bullies. This cartoon series consists of eight children's picture books, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball, plus two in Spanish, which are fun, attractive, and educational. The goal of these picture sports books is to teach good behavior, as well as family and moral values to youngsters through sports while using imagination and having fun. This tennis story features a girl tennis racket named Raquette, who has a serve that is smooth and accurate. Her brother and fellow teammate, Fuzzy (a yellow tennis ball), gives his best and has fun playing tennis matches in SportsLand. Their opponents are the bully Hoo-Doos who are misguided by Coach Trouble. They don't play fair and always have a dirty trick up their sleeves in order to win. Find out if the teammates can handle these poor losers and all their tricks during their tennis match.

Visual Tennis

Author: John Yandell
Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 9780880118033
Size: 72.90 MB
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Explains how to use visualization to improve one's tennis game and includes photographs that show each part of a correct tennis serve and volley