Racquet Sports
40 Love: 40 Years of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
40 Love
40 Years of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
by Steidl
Paperback      ISBN: 3958292801
American Colossus: Big Bill Tilden and the Creation of Modern Tennis
American Colossus
Big Bill Tilden and the Creation of Modern Tennis
Hardcover      ISBN: 0803288115
Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, and Bill Tilden were the legendary quartet of the “Golden Age of Sports” in the 1920s. They transformed their respective athletic disciplines and captured the imagination of a nation. The indisputable force behind the emergence of professional tennis as a popular and lucrative sport, Tilden’s on-court accomplishments are nothing short of staggering. The first American-born player to win Wimbledon and a seven-time winner of the U.S. singles championship, he was the number 1 ranked player for ten straight years. A tall, flamboyant player with a striking appearance, Tilden didn’t just play; he performed with a singular style that separated him from other top athletes. Tilden was a showman off the court as well. He appeared in numerous comedies and dramas on both stage and screen and was a Renaissance man who wrote more than two dozen fiction and nonfiction books, including several successful tennis instructions books. But Tilden had a secret—one he didn’t fully understand himself. After he left competitive tennis in the late 1940s, he faced a lurid fall from grace when he was arrested after an incident involving an underage boy in his car. Tilden served seven months in prison and later attempted to explain his questionable behavior to the public, only to be ostracized from the tennis circuit. Despite his glorious career in tennis, his final years were much constrained and lived amid considerable public shunning. Tilden’s athletic accomplishments remain, as he is arguably the best American player ever. American Colossus is a thorough account of his life, bringing a much-needed look back at one of the world’s greatest athletes and a person whose story is as relevant as ever.
Anatomy & 100 Stretching Exercises for Tennis: And Other Racket Sports Including Paddleball, Squash, and Badminton
Anatomy & 100 Stretching Exercises for Tennis
And Other Racket Sports Including Paddleball, Squash, and Badminton
Paperback      ISBN: 1438009690
Find 100 stretches that will take your racket game to a whole new level From the occasional tennis player to the high-performance athlete, everyone can benefit from knowledge about biomechanics, ergonomics, stretching techniques, and more. Discover guidelines and advice designed to help tennis players, as well as paddleball, squash, and badminton enthusiasts improve their safety and performance. Beginners and advanced players will find: - Instructions on choosing the right racket to fit your specific needs for greater comfort and performance - Knowledge about the biomechanics of racket sports, including the anatomical descriptions of the muscle groups involved - 88 specific stretches to help players achieve optimal performance - 12 dynamic warm-up stretches to delay the onset of muscle fatigue and avoid discomfort due to prolonged playing - The basic history and evolution of tennis and other racket sports, and more Includes detailed explanations, full color photographs and illustrations, step-by-step descriptions of each exercise and technique and its impact on anatomy. Tennis players and racket enthusiasts will be glad they learned how to improve form—and reach new performance heights—with every serve, volley, and passing shot.
The Art of Pickleball: Techniques and Strategies for Everyone
The Art of Pickleball
Techniques and Strategies for Everyone
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1937083179
Arizona Book Award Winner This book describes everything from equipment to tournament strategy in straightforward, conversational language that will benefit novice and seasoned players alike. The Art of Pickleball shows how to perform basic and advanced strokes and provides excellent tips for doubles play, mental conditioning, gamesmanship, and offensive and defensive strategies. Drills are included to help readers develop recommended shots. Master the fundamentals with step-by-step illustrations and photos Choose the right paddle and other accessories Polish your skills, from overhead smashes to dinks Learn the fine points of safety Techniques designed to take you to the next level Quick answers to your questions Easy to read and understand

Arthur Ashe: A Life
Arthur Ashe
A Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1439189048
The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual. Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of eleven, Arthur Ashe was one of the state's most talented black tennis players. Jim Crow restrictions barred Ashe from competing with whites. Still, in 1960 he won the National Junior Indoor singles title, which led to a tennis scholarship at UCLA. He became the first African American to play for the US Davis Cup team in 1963, and two years later he won the NCAA singles championship. In 1968, he won both the US Amateur title and the first US Open title, rising to a number one national ranking. Turning professional in 1969, he soon became one of the world’s most successful tennis stars, winning the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring in 1980, he served four years as the US Davis Cup captain and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. In this revelatory biography, Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe’s rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ashe gained renown as an advocate for sportsmanship, education, racial equality, and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. But from 1979 on, he was forced to deal with a serious heart condition that led to multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, one of which left him HIV-positive. In 1988, after completing a three-volume history of African-American athletes, he was diagnosed with AIDS, a condition he revealed only four years later. After devoting the last ten months of his life to AIDS activism, he died in February 1993 at the age of forty-nine, leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity, integrity, and active citizenship. Based on prodigious research, including more than one hundred interviews, Raymond Arsenault’s insightful and compelling biography puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect.
Arthur Ashe: A Life
Arthur Ashe
A Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1439189056
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A “thoroughly captivating biography” (The San Francisco Chronicle) of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual. Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of eleven, Arthur Ashe was one of the state’s most talented black tennis players. He became the first African American to play for the US Davis Cup team in 1963, and two years later he won the NCAA singles championship. In 1968, he rose to a number one national ranking. Turning professional in 1969, he soon became one of the world’s most successful tennis stars, winning the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring in 1980, he served four years as the US Davis Cup captain and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. In this “deep, detailed, thoughtful chronicle” (The New York Times Book Review), Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe’s rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ashe gained renown as an advocate for sportsmanship, education, racial equality, and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. But from 1979 on, he was forced to deal with a serious heart condition that led to multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, one of which left him HIV-positive. After devoting the last ten months of his life to AIDS activism, Ashe died in February 1993 at the age of forty-nine, leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity, integrity, and active citizenship. Based on prodigious research, including more than one hundred interviews, Arthur Ashe puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect, and “will serve as the standard work on Ashe for some time” (Library Journal, starred review).
Ashe Vs Connors: Wimbledon 1975: Tennis That Went Beyond Centre Court
Ashe Vs Connors
Wimbledon 1975: Tennis That Went Beyond Centre Court
Hardcover      ISBN: 1781313954
Early in July of 2015, tennis will celebrate the 40th anniversary of what might be the greatest upset in the annals of tennis. There have been other key matches in which the disparity between the favourite and the victorious underdog may have been more pronounced by standards of the sport. But none has been more resonant, or flush with meaning and contrasts. For this was not just a contest between a mercurial, seemingly unstoppable prodigy and an undemonstrative veteran, it also embodied a clash of values in a rapidly changing world, and in the sport itself. This is the story of one match - the Wimbledon final of 1975 between Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors, which Ashe won to become the first black male winner of Wimbledon. However, like the best sports books written, this is much more than a just a story about one match, but a metaphor for a changing world, the end of an era and a last triumph for the passing guard.
Badminton Handbook: Training - Tactics - Competition
Badminton Handbook
Training - Tactics - Competition
Paperback      ISBN: 1841262986
This book is a compact, groundbreaking training manual that gives the reader an overall insight into the world of badminton.

The Best Tennis Of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance
The Best Tennis Of Your Life
50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance
Paperback      ISBN: 1558708448
Describes fifty mental strategies, some of them coupled with activities, for tennis players to use in order to improve their game and their perception on different aspects of it.

Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique: Using Science to Improve Your Strokes
Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique
Using Science to Improve Your Strokes
Paperback      ISBN: 0972275940
The science of tennis technique is explained in this guide that practically applies the lessons learned from studying the forces and motions of tennis strokes. Through the implementation of six basic biomechanical principles players can make subtle adjustments to their strokes, creating stroke variations that not only improve their game but also reduce their risk of injury. Detailed line drawings; stroke analysis and sequence photos of top touring pros; action photographs and high-speed video images; and an exploration of the benefits of video replay provide players with a variety of useful techniques.