Throughout the book, Helle stresses "patience" and "percentage" two vital elements of successful doubles. --Vic Seixas
Helle has written an exciting and easy to understand doubles book that can improve anyone's game - regardless of their level. --Rosie Casals
The method of Dynamite Doubles teaches winning court positioning and shot selection and enables one to play with confidence knowing you are in charge of the match. --Laura Rotberg, student
HELLE SPARRE VIRAGH was born in Copenhagen,Denmark, in 1956. She began playing tennis at age six and by 18 she won 36 Natinal Championships, including the European Championships for girl's 16's. In 1978 Helle advanced to the round of 32 at Wimbledon and later that year she won the U.S. Clay Court Women's Doubles Championships. Helle married and moved to Northern California where she combined tennis with a successful business career. In 1997, Helle competed for the victorious U.S.Women's 40's team in the World Cup and won the 40's World Doubles Championships. Helle is currently the Head Tennis Pro at Scott Valley Swimming and Tennis Club in Mill Valley, California, ten minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
JIM SCHOCK's distinguished career in broadcasting includes stints as a producer for ABC-TV sports. When he produced his first tennis program, he was inspired by the power and elegance of the game, especially doubles matches. When he met Helle and witnessed firsthand her ability to improve doubles players, he immediately agreed to collaborate in assisting her to transfer her skills from the court to the pages of this book. Mr. Schock is also a novelist and screenwriter. His newest screenplay is "Blue Ladies."
I like this book and have recommended it to other tennis players because it is so straight-forward about who does what and where they should be on the court. Read morePublished 24 days ago by dot
A well-written book by a superb instructor. I know because I take lessons from Helle! I am giving each player on my current team this book!Published 2 months ago by susanb
good book with many helpful hints about strategy and court positioning.Published 6 months ago by Matt F
With this book, you and your partner will know what that game is. Excellent strategy and position for tennis doubles.Published 18 months ago by Kent Wiedemann
We have shared the book with teammates to show that doubles played for moire
than recreation can be very exciting when played correctly, as in, almost professionally. Read more
Jimmy Conners(and he does a great job) does the interviewing of the twin brothers, pro tennis players who started playing at the age of 6. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by doc rich
Both my tennis coach and team captain refer to this book during each lesson and team practice. The methods here will improve your game - no doubt about it!Published on January 10, 2013 by 1tiredteacher