Including helpful interpretations in addition to the official rules and regulations, this is the singular resource to everything tennis, put forth by the sport's governing body, the United States Tennis Association. With detailed sections and ample appendices, this guide will prove an invaluable resource to players, officials, coaches, parents, and fans. This edition is completely updated for 2015.
Drawing on a wealth of archival material including photographs, posters and catalogs, this book celebrates 40 years of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the longest-running women's indoor tournament in Europe and since 2013 a premier tournament on the Women's Tennis Association Tour.With an emphasis on visual staging in its graphic design, 40: Love is no average jubilee book but a sleek, intricate scrapbook exploring the stories of the players who defined a new era of women's tennis--including Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber. This is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the history of the tournament, the characters of its champions both on and off the court, and the design development of its principal sponsor, Porsche, over the course of four decades.
Timed to coincide with the US Open's 50th anniversary, this exquisitely produced book celebrates the most electrifying event in tennis. All of the key moments and unforgettable personalities from the competition's 50-year history are brought to life by vibrant, exclusive photography. This book provides a comprehensive look at the tournament, from the early years of tennis legends such as Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe to iconic players such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Original contributions from journalists, players, coaches, and notable fans stand alongside gorgeous photography of the many household names who have made their mark competing on the game's biggest stage. A perfect gift for any tennis fan, this book is a richly visual tribute to the sport, its fans, and its champions.
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.
- 88 specific stretches to help players achieve optimal performance, along with detailed explanations of each stretch
- 12 dynamic warm-up stretches to delay the onset of muscle fatigue and avoid discomfort due to prolonged playing
- Knowledge about the biomechanics of racket sports, including the anatomical descriptions of the muscle groups involved
- Instructions on choosing the right racket to fit your specific needs for greater comfort and performance The basic history and evolution of tennis and other racket sports, and more
These 100 stretches can help players and racket enthusiasts learn how to improve their form--and reach new performance heights--with every serve, volley, and passing shot.
- determine your jobs on the court
- learn poaching skills
- communicate with each other and opposing teams
- maintain mental toughness
- use various formations and strategies
- pick your shots intelligently
- decide where to play: tournaments or leagues
- and much, much more The book also includes detailed court diagrams that show you how to execute offense, defense, and tactical plays; checklists that summarize the most important points of each chapter; and on-court drills to help you improve and refine your skills. The Art of Doubles is loaded with practical, proven tennis strategies that you can put to work immediately to see improvements in your own doubles game
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
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 two tennis greats lives, from the local park courts of their boyhood to the summer of 1975 an this most resonant of Wimbledon finals, which Ashe won to become the first black male Champion. 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.