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A Parent's Guide to Coaching Tennis Paperback – April 1, 1995


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Books; Revised edition (April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558703691
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558703698
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,652,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kelley, president of the Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida, attempts to show parents how to introduce their children to the sport. He begins with a brief history of tennis, and then advises parents that children should be at least six or seven years old before attempting to play. He talks about the necessary equipment needed, such as a child's first racquet, and what the child needs to know before the first lesson (proper court behavior, etc.). He also details how to teach the various strokes and provides tips on holding the child's attention (e.g., playing various games with them). Kelley shows what children are capable of on their own, and even explains scorekeeping. His list of tennis books and videos that children can enjoy is useful. Parents familiar with tennis as well as those new to the sport will find this guide valuable.
- Robert Langran, Villanova Univ. , Pa.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Wheatley on October 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
I play tennis and was hoping this book would help me to teach my son. Much of the information is very basic and would be useful only to a non-tennis playing parent. If you play tennis and want help in teaching your child, I doubt the book will offer any useful insights. The drills are not particularily helpful because they are geared to groups. This book will be useful only to the true novice parent-teacher
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Todd Wong on January 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
I was disappointed that this book provided very little by way of teaching techniques. A book like this needs to give more thought to attention getting and fun drills.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 2003
Format: Paperback
Mr. Kelley has done a wonderful job imparting his wisdom and expertise into this book. I found it very helpful teaching my son and daughter tennis. The book provided drills and techniques for the begining tennis player. The book also provided helpful hints which carry over into other sports as well. Thank You Mr. Kelley for this book which has made teaching tennis easier and more enjoyable.
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