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Vic Braden's Laugh and Win at Doubles Paperback – April, 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co (P); First Edition edition (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316105058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316105057
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on July 11, 1999
Format: Paperback
My doubles partner and I read this book together and we won 30% more of our matches from then on. Also, Vic Braden's sense of humor makes the book a quick read and entertaining.
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By A Customer on May 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
There are some good basic concepts and drills, but it doesn't go deep enough on many levels. And Braden constantly refers to things that the pros do in situations, and since the pros are not likely this book's audience, should give what club players should do as well. For example, he indicates that a club player could return the serve using a short angled slice ball, but that many pros use a hard top spin return. The pros don't use the slice ball that often as another pro could easily read it coming and make mince meat out of it, not so at the club level. This would have been a perfect opportunity to capitalize on the avg club players weaknesses while empowering the avg club return of serve and go into detail about the slice return and how useful it would be. He talks only superficially about defending against the lob and foot work--areas that should get more attention in a doubles book for club players. The black and white photos in the book could be better as well. Many of them showing partners out of position (return of serve partern at the net or not facing the net man, etc.) Perhap at the very beginner level, this book has a place. I do agree with the previous reviewer that he keeps things light and fun to read.
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I read this from the library and enjoyed it. When I saw it for a penny I thought I'd be crazy not to get since it is an excellent book. I have always liked Vic Braden's style of teaching laced with humor. This book is aptly titled as he seeks to apply both strategy and a good prospective on tennis doubles. I have other books on doubles I like a bit better, but this is also a good one to look at from time to time.
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