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Product Details

  • Series: Sports Fundamentals
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (January 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736051511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736051514
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This product was authored by Human Kinetics based on the contributions of:

Carol Matsuzaki is an assistant professor of physical education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she teaches beginning through advanced tennis classes. Since taking over as head coach of the women's tennis team in the spring of 1998, Matsuzaki has led her team to four consecutive Newmac Conference titles (1999-2002). She was named Newmac Conference Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000, and 2001.


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 8, 2004
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Sports exercises and games can be difficult to explain, but Matsuzaki does an excellent job of describing tennis exercises. Her writing style is clear and straightforward. Matsuzaki has given me an arsenal of fun and skill-building tennis activities. My personal favorite: The Pick Line Game (p. 81).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric L on January 23, 2011
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It was for my beginner tennis class. The pictures were clear and great for explaining things. It also explains the rules and a couple more advanced points. It's a good book for beginners if you check it out at the library(?) and skim through it quickly.

I think it's a great place to start if you don't know anything about tennis. It's short enough to go through it briefly so you can actually get onto the court.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna on November 4, 2013
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My Dad (85 years young) checked this out at the library and told me it was the best book on Tennis that he had read. He said the directions are easy to follow and there are clear photos to show the instructions. So, I decided to buy it for him as a gift.
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By eugene wallace on August 6, 2013
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I would have had a better practical use for this book with my new players if it went into greater detail in the point, game and set details of scoring.
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