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How to Play Tennis Hardcover – July 19, 2004

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"A well produced book, full of information and dozens of stunning photographs that clearly states that this is tennis, the Williams sisters way." Books for Keeps --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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With more than 50 combined singles titles and 10 Grand Slam singles victories, Venus and Serena Williams have been dominating women's tennis since the late 1990s. Despite the inevitable rivalry, the Williams sisters remain close friends and as partners have 6 Grand Slam doubles victories and a Gold Medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Hardcover: 95 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN (July 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756605822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756605827
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By CrazyCat on August 10, 2004
Format: Hardcover
After our family spent many hours watching Wimbledon earlier this year, my 8-year-old daughter started showing interest in the sport. Now that she's got this beautiful book by Venus and Serena Williams, she is HOOKED. Every day she begs me to take her to our local courts so that she can practice her swings. She's got a long way to go, but at least she's spending her last few days of summer 1. reading and 2. being active. Recommended!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on October 30, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This beautifully illustrated book is intended to show the future star how the game is played at the top levels. The book includes quite a bit of commentary on the game, including tips on cloths, rackets, tactics, and how practice reallly does make your game improve. It is intended to not take the place of a personal coach, but to be of help to the starting player.

The exercises and pointers given by the Williams sisters will get you started if you don't have a coach, and will provide questions to ask him, and support for his answers if you do. The book is aimed at the 8 or 9 year old up to perhaps the 12 or 13 year old. It's written at a level that they will understand, and appreciate.
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Great photos, great tips from the fabulous Williams sisters. Would highly recommend it to a beginner. Not for advanced players.
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