From Library Journal
This first volume of Doubleday's projected "Visual Sports" series offers all levels of tennis devotees a portable version of a companion video available through Atlas Video. Yandell, a young pro who trained under the legendary Stanford coach Dick Gould, uses a modified version of Gould's teaching system--as well as ideas acquired from working with John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl--to present a coherent visual method of learning. It rests on the principle that players can imitate the good techniques they see. More traditional is the verbal procedure, which often consists of a collection of isolated tips. Yandell breaks down techniques into replicable component parts ("stroke keys"), then reconnects the motions into a fluid whole. With practice, players can reproduce stroke keys even during matches. These procedures expand upon those propounded by Harold A. Stein in Hitting Blind: The New Visual Approach . . . (Beaufort Bks., 1981). A proven technique.- Frederick J. Augustyn Jr., Library of Congress
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""""Occasionally, a book comes along that has something genuinely new and exciting to say about the game of tennis. "Visual Tennis" is one of these exceptional books.""" Dick GouldMen's Tennis CoachStanford University """This book teaches the way players actually learn.""" John McEnroe "