Stan Smith's Winning Doubles

Stan Smith's Winning Doubles

Book - 2002
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Let one of the all-time great tennis doubles players improve your game! Stan Smith, a highly respected pro player and the coach of the men's U.S. Olympic team in 2000, teaches every aspect of high-level doubles strategy, from selecting a partner to tailoring shot technique for doubles-specific strokes and adding new drills to make practice sessions more effective. Guided by one of the all-time great doubles players, you will be able to


-find the style of doubles play that fits you and your partner;

-cover the angles, positioning, and court movement that keep your opponents off balance;

-learn communication strategies that will have you and your partner working as one; and

-adjust your tactics to exploit the opposing team's weaknesses and counter different playing styles.You will find tips for using spin and placement to maximize first serve percentage, returning the serve, deciding when to use power and when to use finesse, and using touch volleys to keep opponents off balance. Photos and court diagrams make it easy to see the correct positioning for each shot.

Smith shares anecdotes from his own experience to reinforce instructional points. He profiles top men's, women's, and mixed doubles teams, highlighting the unique traits that make each team's playing style so successful.

If you want to win more matches, let Stan Smith be your personal doubles coach. With Stan Smith's Winning Doubles you'll play better and enjoy the game more than ever.

Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2002.
ISBN: 9780736030076
0736030077
Branch Call Number: 796.34228 Smi
Characteristics: xiv, 177 p. : ill.
Alternative Title: Winning doubles

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