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Train with a True Tennis Master in Enhanced Edition of Nick Bollettieri's Acclaimed Guide

Loaded with 43 videos, the enhanced edition of Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive guide to learning and teaching tennis from the sport's most successful coach.

 

Nick Bollettieri's training and development system is recognized around the world. He has developed or coached the game's elite players, including Andre Agassi, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Janković, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Martina Hingis, Marcelo Ríos, Monica Seles, Kei Nishikori, Petra Kvitová, and Sabine Lisicki. Now he provides the same instruction on skills and tactics that has made his IMG Academy a destination for aspiring players from around the world. From serves and returns to volleys and lobs, every shot in the game is covered to give you the most dynamic offensive arsenal. You'll learn key strategic points that will help you identify your opponents' tendencies and attack their weaknesses.

 

Featuring 55 drills for singles and doubles play, the most effective conditioning exercises and programs for all styles of play, and the latest on equipment, technology, and mental training, Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to train with a true master teacher and apply to your game the system that has helped produce some of the sport's greatest players.

 

The enhanced edition's 30 instructional videos give you demonstrations of the most critical individual techniques such as forehand, backhand, volley, serve, and return. It also includes 13 videos of Bollettieri's insights about some of the tennis world's biggest stars, making the book a must-have for dedicated players and coaches alike.

 

This enhanced e-book with video is now available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon's Kindle store and is compatible with iOS devices—iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch—using the iBooks or Kindle app. It is also available via Barnes & Noble for use on the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet.

Contents

 

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Teaching Philosophy

Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Athletic Development

Chapter 3. Forehands

Chapter 4. Backhands

Chapter 5. Serves

Chapter 6. Returns

Chapter 7. Net Play

Chapter 8. Specialty Shots

Chapter 9. Doubles Techniques

Chapter 10. Practice With Purpose

Chapter 11. Physical Conditioning

Chapter 12. Mental Conditioning

Chapter 13. Game Plans and Match Strategy

Chapter 14. Rackets, Strings, and Grips

Epilogue: Future of American Tennis

Index

About the Author

 

Featured Videos:

 

Footwork:

Drop step and drive

Forward sprint footwork             

Proper athletic position

Closed stance

Neutral stance 

Semi-open and open stance

Running open stance

 

Forehands:

Forehand shot

 

Backhands:

Two-handed backhand shot

One-handed backhand shot

One-handed backhand slice

 

Serves:

Serve

 

Returns:

Return of serve stance

Return of serve (forehand side)

Return of serve (backhand side)

Defensive return

Lunging for the return

 

Specialty Shots:

Forehand volley (right-handed)

Two-handed backhand volley (right-handed)

One-handed backhand volley (right-handed)

Drop volley (right-handed)

Swinging volley (right-handed)

Backhand overhead volley (right-handed)

 

Grips:

Forehand grips (Eastern, Semi-Western, Western)

Backhand one-handed grips

Backhand two-handed grips

 

Players:

Andre Agassi

Monica Seles

Jim Courier

Venus and Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova

Marcelo Ríos

Martina Hingis

Jelena Janković

Boris Becker

Tommy Haas

Mary Jo Fernandez

Mary Pierce

Max Mirnyi