Synopses & Reviews
Cengage Learning Activity Series Get the most out of your favorite physical activities. From aerobics and yoga -- to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more -- the Cengage Learning Activities Series goes beyond the basics, showing you how to improve, excel, and get more enjoyment from your activities, whatever your skill level and background. Learn to master the game of tennis! GAME/SET/MATCH: A TENNIS GUIDE covers all the fundamentals of playing tennis you need to get started or improve your game. It combines basic instruction and visual cues to help you learn the proper way to execute tennis techniques and skills. The strategy chapters provide a base for development of thinking on the court, and the tennis court behavior and interpretation of rules section provide you with a solid foundation of the sport.
About the Author
James E. Bryant has taught activity courses for over 20 years. He is also the author of two other Wadsworth activity books-BEGINNING RACQUETBALL, Sixth Edition (2004) with co-author Cheryl Norton; and SOCIOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE, First Edition (1997), with co-author Mary McElroy.
Table of Contents
1. The Preliminaries to the Strokes in Tennis. 2. Groundstrokes. 3. The Service and Service Return. 4. Net Play. 5. The Aerial Game. 6. Mental Aspects of Tennis Competition. 7. Singles Strategy. 8. Doubles Strategy. 9. Tennis Practice. 10. Physical Aspects of Playing Tennis. 11. Tennis Behavior and Interpretation of Tennis Rules. 12. The Tennis Court, Equipment Design, Tournament Competition, and Resources. Appendix A: USTA's The Code: The Player's Guide for Unofficiated Matches. Appendix B: National Tennis Rating Program.