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Dynamite Doubles: Play Winning Tennis Today! Paperback – December 21, 2007
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Helle has written an exciting and easy to understand doubles book that can improve anyone's game - regardless of their level. --Rosie Casals
The method of Dynamite Doubles teaches winning court positioning and shot selection and enables one to play with confidence knowing you are in charge of the match. --Laura Rotberg, student
About the Author
JIM SCHOCK's distinguished career in broadcasting includes stints as a producer for ABC-TV sports. When he produced his first tennis program, he was inspired by the power and elegance of the game, especially doubles matches. When he met Helle and witnessed firsthand her ability to improve doubles players, he immediately agreed to collaborate in assisting her to transfer her skills from the court to the pages of this book. Mr. Schock is also a novelist and screenwriter. His newest screenplay is "Blue Ladies."
Top Customer Reviews
It takes a different approach than is usually taken, teaching a SYSTEM (of anticipation, movement, co-operation - not strokes), that, if followed, will make you a better (and less frustrated) doubles player. Although you can apply it's precepts and see your doubles play ratchet up a notch on day #1, it does take some time and persistence (and a partner playing the same SYSTEM) to really crank up your results. Corollary: Buy your partner a copy and, if you play on a team, get them all on the SYSTEM.
After reading Dynamite Doubles, you will know: Where to be (positioning); What to cover (court coverage responsibility..whose ball is it, anyway?); and, Where to hit (shot selection and placement). It will get you thinking outside the lines (the tennis equivalent of "outside the box"). You will play better, win more and enjoy yourself thoroughly...or, as Helle says: Ready? Then, read and react (to this book).
Delightfully, Dynamite Doubles is well written, often humorous, and just a "good read." A lot of care was taken to develop clear, easy on the eyes, layouts and fonts, and excellent very helpful illustrations. It is also well edited.
There are other tennis books, even books about doubles. This one is unequivically the best I've read. You will go back to it time and again.
Your doubles WILL be dynamite; you will ejoy your time on the court more, AND you will win more.
As an aging athlete I had started to see myself becoming less effective on the court simply because I had always depended on athletic ability alone to play the game. This book showed me how to cover the court more effectively and how to become a better doubles player by capitalizing on strategy, technique, and experience.
I only wish that I had learned what is in this book years ago.
This book has made a dramatic impact on my play and has brought me to a new enjoyment of doubles tennis. If you play doubles tennis, I strongly recommend that you get a copy. Better yet, pick up two and give one to your doubles partner!
I,m spending less time tripping over myself and apologizing and more time feeling comfortable on the court.
Each page is outlined and looks like an actual
tennis court! Helle keeps it simple. I learned
a lot more how I can recover quicker and grow
stronger long-term in tennis and in life. I really
appreciate watching doubles more too.
than recreation can be very exciting when played correctly, as in, almost professionally.
Very helpful strategies presented with clarity, emphasizing the importance of the role
of each doubles player, and the significance of playing as as "team." Excellent book if
you want to rise above "club player."