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The game of singles in tennis Paperback – 1977


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott; Revised edition (1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0397011814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0397011810
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,281,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book is a classic. However, its advice to play "the big game" -- that is, serve-and-volley tennis -- is outdated given modern equipment and strokes. Recommended for anyone who has an interest in coaching or the history and evolution of tennis tactics. These serve-and-volley tactics are these days pretty much a niche approach to be used only occasionally as a change-up tactic or in uncommon match-up situations. Nonetheless, this book is one that every student of the game should probably read and understand. I only gave it four stars because it speaks to a different era of tennis when wood racquets were ubiquitous and the tactics recommended no longer apply as a master strategy. As a historical work, it is definitely five stars.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 2002
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For anyone who wants to improve their singles tactics this book is invaluable. The examples are from tennis long ago (good for tennis history buffs) but the lessons haven't changed, even with the more powerful racquets of today. The play diagrams take some getting used to, but generally it is easy to read. I would recommend this book to any serious tennis player who wants to elevate their game, esp. those who would like to consider a more attacking style of play. This book helped my game immensely.
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By Shelly Works on April 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Great book! Full of pertent and usable information. Written by a tennis player for tennis player. My coach, who played on the tour back with Pancho and those guys, recommended it. A great buy at a bargain price!
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