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Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (January 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430304154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430304159
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,146,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

This extensively illustrated guide provides a wealth of information including the following:

How to select the correct racket, string and stringing machine.
knowing your grips.
Beginning: forehand, backhand and and service teaching progressions in a group situation.
The volley, topspin, slice and topspin service teaching progressions when teaching the individual.
Technique building drills and exercises.
Return of serve, approach shot and speciality shot sections.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced singles and doubles tactics.
Choosing the right style and pre-match preperation. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Patrick Diegan was born in the UK where he spent his childhood, was educated and played all his tennis before leaving for his first overseas assignment in 1984 and the former Kuwait Hilton Hotel. In the UK he was trained by British coaches and former Wimbledon players, Clay Isles as a junior and John Watson at London's Middlesex Polytechnic High level Tennis Center. Patrick is now a British LTA qualified and PTR Professional with over 28 years teaching experience in clubs, resorts and hotels. He has coached in the UK, Spain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and now the US where he works as an independent Professional. He also has extensive playing experience, having played tournaments in the UK, France, Croatia, Kuwait, the UAE, Oman and the US. he currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, Micheline and son Sean, now a highly ranked Florida Junior player.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tennis fan on February 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
If I could have only one book to teach or learn the game, this would be it. Patrick uses clear instructions, photographs, and diagrams to give you the basics and beyond. He lays out drills and techniques that will help anyone improve whether a beginning or advanced player. Patrick diagnoses problems and gives the cures. If you are a coach you will appreciate the program Patrick lays out for your team. If you put his plan into action, you players will improve. He helps you diagnose your players' faults and gives the cures. Inspiring photos of tennis celebs, instructive photos of Patrick and his students, and clear descriptions of how to craft every stroke.

Basics and beyond...enjoy improving your game or your coaching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miranda on February 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
It is very easy to tell that the author of this book is a seasoned tennis player and trainer, and not just a writer who is copying information from one source to another. The author gives step by step instructions that will help both beginners, intermediate and advanced players to improve their tennis moves and skills. Realizing the importance of visual learning, Diegan provides step by step helpful instructions, techniques and moves through illustrations and photographs making them an easy visual reference for aspiring tennis players. The book offers good tips and strategies for players to help them improve their game by going back-to-the-basics. If you are thinking about buying a book to use side by side with your field training, this is it. I strongly recommend buying this book for you or for your loved ones as a gift they will cherish and thank you for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kyle D. Fields on September 22, 2007
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This book was much more than I expected because it wasn't the usual tennis instruction book with the same pictures and same instructions. It went into more depth and approached tennis lessons from the instructor perspective, which really helps. I think you'll be happy with this purchase.
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