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Tennis: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series) Paperback – September, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0873225557 ISBN-10: 0873225554 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Series: Steps to Success Activity Series
  • Paperback: 147 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers; 2nd edition (September 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873225554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873225557
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,552,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

"A very thorough and clear guide to the game of tennis for anyone new to the sport."

Kathy Woods President United States Professional Tennis Association

"Jim has found a way to make learning how to play tennis easy."

Jeffrey Williams Publisher Tennis Industry Magazine

"Jim Brown has written a very thoughtful, sound, and thorough instructional book for the beginner, the accomplished player, and especially the teacher and coach."

Eve F. Kraft Founder and Former Director USTA Education and Resource Center

"Jim Brown has produced a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the secrets of playing better tennis—for anyone at any level of skill."

Terry Kirkpatrick Managing Editor Reader’s Digest


More About the Author

Jim Brown, PhD, has taught, coached, played, and written about tennis for over 40 years. He is the executive editor of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute News and a regular contributor to health publications of the Cleveland Clinic, Duke School of Medicine, and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has served as the editor of Tennis Industry magazine, Tennis Clinic, Georgia Tech Sports Medicine & Performance Newsletter, and Sports Performance Journal.

Dr. Brown has written, coauthored, or edited 14 books and hundreds of articles on sports, sports medicine, health, and education. He has been published extensively online, having written columns for CBS Sportsline.com, USTA-Southern Section, CorePerformance.com, and WebMD. His work has appeared in such notable printed publications as Sports Illustrated for Women, Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Raising Teens, and New York Post.

During Dr. Brown's teaching career, he served as a clinician for the United States Tennis Association; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is useful to teach people the fundamentals of the game without the aid of video or trained personnel. I've read many books on the subject and found very few printed resources that can communicate as effectively as this book. The chapters are well-organized, pertinent, and clear.
I haven't seen my copy of the book in 3 years, as a co-worker I loaned it to refuses to return it. My recollection is that the chapters take the reader, or more appropriately the coach/instructor, through the steps to accomplish each outlined task. The introduction/overview, demonstration, drills, and review of each topic is handled quite well. I've been an accomplished player for 29 years and a teaching professional for the last 21 and I learned some helpful drills that are very appropriate for most levels of players. I use this guide as a training manual for my newest assistants. Additionally, I place copies of lessons at each court for a circuit-type, self-learning/drilling workout for many of my teenage intermediate/advanced player workouts. The drills are easy to follow.
While I don't advocate all of the drills, I'm impressed by the layout of the learning structure created. I recommend this reference book for virtually all instructors. I believe many learning individuals would benefit from reviewing the contents, as they could easily follow the steps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Russell on February 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
It is hard to learn a game like tennis from a book but this book does the best job on communicating the basic skills and concepts. Jim Brown helps new players develop confidence through the well written instructions. When a family member wanted to learn about tennis, this is the book I had them read.
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Overall, this book gives solid advice on the fundamentals. Great for beginners and intermediates who need a reveiw of key fundamentals. It needs some improvement on the example pictures. Possibly using pictures of real people in action demonstrating the subject matter would be better than the hand drawn pictures. Multi-framed pictures of the ground strokes and serves would be a great improvement. The exercises and drill didn't do much for me, but suppose would be helpful for others.
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By dewen zhou on December 4, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
like new. this book is very useful and helpful for my class. i can get more detail informations from this book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liliya Leontyeva on September 30, 2007
Format: Paperback
Book is in a good condition. It was send, however, a bit tool ate. Everything else is wonderful.
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