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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics (November 12, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880119136
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880119139
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #752,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"""Serious Tennis" provides an incredible amount of information to give you the best opportunity to maximize your potential. This book is unique because you are receiving tips from the 'best of the best' in all phases of the game. Serious Tennis combines all the necessary elements needed to become a complete player.""" Bobby BanckCoach of world-ranked professional tennis playersCoach of the 1990 USA World Cup Team """Scott's SMARTS system is incredible! It helped me work on my stroke and gave me the mental edge necessary to be a success on the court.""" Tommy HaasTop 20 ranked playerATP Tour ""Serious Tennis""" is for serious tennis players. From consistent ground strokes to proper shot selection, Scott's system enhances your performance, allowing you to dominate your opponent.""" Mary Joe FernandezTwo-time Grand Slam finalist1992 Olympic Gold Medalist in women's doubles "

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""Serious Tennis provides an incredible amount of information to give you the best opportunity to maximize your potential. This book is unique because you are receiving tips from the 'best of the best' in all phases of the game. Serious Tennis combines all the necessary elements needed to become a complete player.""

Bobby Banck
Coach of world-ranked professional tennis players
Coach of the 1990 USA World Cup Team


""Scott's SMARTS system is incredible! It helped me work on my stroke and gave me the mental edge necessary to be a success on the court.""

Tommy Haas
Top 20 ranked player
ATP Tour


""Serious Tennis"" is for serious tennis players. From consistent ground strokes to proper shot selection, Scott's system enhances your performance, allowing you to dominate your opponent.""

Mary Joe Fernandez
Two-time Grand Slam finalist
1992 Olympic Gold Medalist in women's doubles

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Randy Petersen is a successful author of more than forty books, including 100 Most Important Events in Christian History, 100 Bible Verses That Changed the World, The One Year Book of Psalms and The One Year Book of Hymns. He was a contributor to Christian History magazine, iLumina Bible software and the Quest Bible, as well as many other bestselling titles.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Tan on August 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book introduces and reinforces this concept known as S.M.A.R.T.S., which stands for Seeing, Movement, Adjustment, Rotation, Transfer and Swing, for solid tennis strokes. While other instructions books in general tend to focus more on the strokes, this book emphasises on the full spectrum of the shots, starting with spotting the directions of the balls from bodily movements (Seeing). It's a book which also combines many other facets of the game, including shot selection/troubleshooting, equipment, drills, playing under pressure and in different conditions, and lots more into a comprehensive yet very readable book. For beginners and advance players alike, this book IMHO is a must-have. FYI, I'm a 4.0-4.5 all-courter.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Siu on August 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
EXCELLENT BOOK !!
I have a few tennis books from Vic Braden and Brad Gilbert which are not bad but this book is by far the best.
So many club players concentrate only on swinging which is why SMART system is tremendously useful to anyone serious about tennis.
For instance, in the past, I never know there is such a great difference of using dominant eye versus non-dominant eye.
I now can see the ball more clearly and quickly.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is the best of instructional books out there. The author does not give you a glam rock romp of who he has instructed on the tour, but instead he gives YOU the "I want to be better than average club player" guy some solid advice on more than just tennis stroke production which you probably already have in place in your game. You actually remember the advice in a match, you use it to improve your game that is in place already and you are given tools to complete your game on and off the court. This is the book that took me pushed me beyond a 4.5.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Spell VINE VOICE on May 13, 2005
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I bought this book as I have mentally been struggling with nerves in match play. There were a couple of chapters on the psycology of tennis and how to deal with nerves and pressure. I found those helpful. The famous sports psychologist, Jim Loehr was quoted in there quite a bit.

While I did not buy the book for stroke production that is the substantial part of the book and they covered every shot imaginable with emphasis on their "Smart" approach. This is a large book that I could see in any Tennis Pro's office as it is great reference material and you could hand out to students who wanted to read more on a problem. Also, there were quite a few references to drills to preform on different shots.

Overall a very good, informative book.
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