Patrick McEnroe Tennis For Dummies

ISBN 13: 9780470614426

Tennis For Dummies

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Ace the game of tennis with expert tips and techniques

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, 2nd Edition provides a terrific introduction to the sport. It doesn't matter if you're young or old, if you who want to start playing tennis, =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.

  • Up-to-date rules and regulations explained in plain English
  • Covers the latest information on training and equipment
  • Profiles of modern champions and historic matches

Whether you're interested in playing singles or doubles, on hard court or clay, Tennis For Dummies, 2nd Edition will inspire you to pick up a racket and get out on a court and play!

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Written for tennis newcomers but with enough detail to satisfy seasoned players, Tennis for Dummies offers practical, substantive, and perceptive advice on a subject that the United States Tennis Association describes as a "sport for a lifetime." Patrick McEnroe--little brother of John McEnroe--collaborates with Peter Bodo to provide a wealth of tennis tips, such as the difference between a ball's pace on slick grass courts and the slow, high bounce experienced on clay courts. Useful advice includes such things as how to find a good coach, which Web sites offer the most comprehensive tennis news, and how to respond when your opponent questions a close call: "I'm sorry, but I never had a moment of doubt. That ball was clearly out." Sprinkled throughout the book are interesting anecdotes about McEnroe's career, including an amusing exchange with his fiancée during a match, in which she eagerly and innocently advised him to just "get it over the net, Pat!" Those keen to take up a new hobby or to simply learn more about the sport they already love will appreciate everything this book has to offer--game, set, and match. --Jeremy Storey

About the Author:

About the Authors Patrick McEnroe is a top-ranking ATP tour singles and doubles player. He has earned 16 career titles, was selected to the Davis Cup team three times, and has competed in every Grand Slam tournament. When he's not playing professional tennis, McEnroe is a tennis commentator for ESPN and CBS. Peter Bodo is a senior writer for Tennis magazine and has covered professional tennis for more than 20 years. As an award-winning journalist, he has written two books about the sport and is an "Outdoors" columnist for the New York Times.

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