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Championship Tennis

Championship Tennis


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    Step onto the court confident, focused, and prepared to dictate the match and dominate your opponent.

    In Championship Tennis, world-class coach and regular Grand Slam clinician Frank Giampaolo and long-time Tennis magazine editor Jon Levey bring you expert instruction and professional insights to eliminate unforced errors, increase winning percentage, and improve your overall game.

    Inside, you’ll learn how to
    • assess individual skills, evaluate practice sessions, and analyze performance;
    • identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement;
    • customize your training and conditioning to your skill set, experience, and style of play;
    • increase the consistency and accuracy of your shots; and
    • control your emotions and mentally prepare for every match.
    You’ll also find the most effective, unparalleled drills for mastering groundstrokes, serves, volleys, and specialty shots as well as invaluable advice for improving anticipatory skills and recognizing, neutralizing, and countering your competition’s strengths and playing styles.

    Add a copy of Championship Tennis to your bookshelf and turn errors into winners and three-set losses into straight-set wins. This is a must-have resource for players and instructors seeking to maximize potential as quickly as possible.

    Table of Contents

    Key to Diagrams

    Part I Athlete Assessment
    Chapter 1 Player Profiles
    Chapter 2 Stroke and Tactical Evaluations
    Chapter 3 Physical Fitness and Emotional Stability Evaluations

    Part II Skill Development
    Chapter 4 Ground Strokes
    Chapter 5 Volleys
    Chapter 6 Serves
    Chapter 7 Returns of Serve
    Chapter 8 Specialty Shots

    Part III The Mental Factor
    Chapter 9  Tactical and Strategic Execution
    Chapter 10 Environmental Intangibles

    Part IV Physical and Mental Preparation
    Chapter 11  Emotional Factors
    Chapter 12  Movement and Fitness Factors

    Part V Practice and Planning
    Chapter 13  Organization and Scheduling
    Chapter 14  Match Preparation
    Chapter 15  Video Analysis and Match Charting

    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Frank Giampaolo is a veteran author who’s acclaimed book, The Tennis Parent’s Bible (, is being used by ITF leaders, academy directors, parents, and coaches worldwide. Giampaolo’s innovative approach has earned him numerous honors, including being named the 2001 USPTA Southern California Tennis Director of the Year and being voted a top teaching professional in consecutive years by Southern California Tennis & Golf magazine. Giampaolo founded the Mental–Emotional Tennis Workshop in 2002; since then, participants in the program have gone on to win more than 71 U.S. national titles. His students have won ATP and WTA Tour singles and doubles titles. Giampaolo pioneered the Tennis Parents Workshop in 1998 and has conducted seminars throughout the United States, Mexico, Australia, and Canada. Additionally, he hosts a blog site,

    Frank is a popular international speaker. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Fox Sports, OCN World Team Tennis, Tennis Canada, and Tennis Australia. His instructional articles have appeared in Tennis View magazine, USPTA Coaching Publications, The Active Network, Parenting Aces, Tennis One, Tennis Australia, and Tennis New Zealand. He currently runs workshops at his high-performance training facility in Southern California.

    Giampaolo lives in Laguna Niguel, California.

    Jon Levey has been working in sport media since 1998. From 2000 to 2009 he was a senior editor at Tennis magazine; five of those years were dedicated to handling all copy for the instruction section. Jon has edited hundreds of instructional articles with top coaches and former players such as Nick Bollettieri, Paul Annacone, Brad Gilbert, Nick Saviano, Stan Smith, and Tracy Austin. Jon also served as coauthor with Chris Evert on her chapter in the ESPN book Fathers & Daughters & Sports (2010).

    Levey lives Greenwich, Connecticut.


    Championship Tennis is a terrific read and learning tool for any and every tennis player."

    Paul Annacone-- Traveling Coach to ATP No. 1 Roger Federer

    Championship Tennis is an in-depth resource for improving tennis technique and match preparation. Frank Giampaolo shows players how to develop their individual games and reach their potential.”

    Sam Sumyk-- Traveling Coach to WTA No. 1 Victoria Azarenka

    I've worked with Jon for many years, and he knows his tennis. If you’re looking to master every stroke, dominate opponents, and up your overall game, Championship Tennis is a must-have.”

    Chris Evert-- Tennis Legend and Winner of 18 Grand Slam Titles

    "For decades, Frank Giampaolo and I have been focused on finding ways to maximize tennis. Championship Tennis shares the best and latest discoveries."

    Vic Braden-- Legendary Tennis Coach, USTA Midwest Hall of Fame, USPTA Coach of the Year

    “Frank is at the forefront of providing aspiring athletes and instructors with the right information for success in tennis. In Championship Tennis, you will benefit greatly from his innovative and practical approach to tennis.”

    Craig Tiley-- Director of Tennis, Tennis Australia, Former Head Coach of NCAA Men's Tennis Championship Team

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