Tennis for dummies

Patrick McEnroe

Book - 1998

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--For dummies
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide c1998.
Physical Description
xxviii, 377 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
Patrick McEnroe (-)
Other Authors
Peter Bodo (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A definitive look at the sport of tennis provides an easy-to-understand guide to men's and women's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles, along with court diagrams, tips for playing the game, treatments for common injuries, and more. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Looks at the sport with a guide to men's and women's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles, along with court diagrams, tips for playing the game, and treatments for common injuries

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Tennis is a sport for a lifetime. It really is a game that you can enjoy long-term, both as a player and a spectator. Played all over the world on surfaces ranging from concrete to clay the game of tennis is exciting to watch and even more fun to play.Whether you’re an adult looking for a new challenge or a parent starting your kids off, Tennis For Dummies provides a terrific introduction to the sport. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, if you who want to start playing the game of tennis, but don’t have the motivation or information to do so, this book can show you the way. If you’re already into the game, you’ll find out how to take your skills to the next level.This easy-to-understand guide will introduce you to the basics of the game and show you what it takes to improve each time you step on the court. Tennis For Dummies also covers the following topics and much more:Equipping yours elf with the right apparel, racket, and accessoriesPolishing your strokes—from your serve to lobsFinding out how the game is scoredShaping up with physical conditioningDealing with common tennis injuries such as shin splints and tennis elbowSharpening your mental gameExploring the finer points of tennis etiquette, both on the court and in the standsDiscovering how to find the best tennis instructor for youWhether you’re interested in playing singles or doubles, on hard court or clay, Tennis For Dummies will inspire you get out on a court and play. Featuring detailed photos, illustrations, and court diagrams this book can help you discover how the game of tennis is played and show you how to get the most out of yourself each and every time you pick up a racquet.