Tennis Strokes and Tactics

Tennis Strokes and Tactics

Improve your Game

Book - 2009
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Presents a completely unique approach to learning tennis. From serves, strokes and volleys to smashes and lobs, tennis strokes are demonstrated from five angles.

Firefly Books Ltd

A tennis tune-up for players of all skill levels.

From the serve, ground strokes and volleys to the smashes, lobs and drop shots, this unique coaching manual illustrates each stroke from five angles: front, back, left, right and above. In this all-around skills guide, tennis pro John Littleford delivers expert guidance to identify accurate positioning of feet, body and the racquet -- just like having a personal pro watching, correcting and coaching every swing.

Tennis Strokes and Tactics features step-by-step analysis and multi-angle photography that illustrates how to:

  • Track the ball to the racquet head using hand-eye coordination
  • Maintain correct posture and good footwork
  • Establish correct and comfortable grips
  • Hit a forehand with great topspin
  • Master the secrets of the backhand -- one-handed and two-handed
  • Control the ball with power on volleys
  • Serve with more speed, spin and deception
  • Return serve with more punch and accuracy
  • Use the lob and drop shot as devastating offensive weapons
  • Master an accurate and powerful overhead smash
  • Move across the court more fluidly for greater efficiency.

Tennis Strokes and Tactics also includes a comprehensive section on effective tactics and strategies for singles and doubles play. Using this innovative guide, tennis players of any level will improve their game.


A tennis tune-up for players of all skill levels.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781554074655
Branch Call Number: 796.342 LIT
Characteristics: 176 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Magrath, Andrew

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