am 16. Juli 1998
This book is ideal for those of us who have the strokes; however don't know what to do with them. The ideas of keeping the ball crosscourt, attack down the line, keep the ball in play, utilizing your strengths and weaknesses, as well as information on strokes can only help a player improve. My success rate in turning matches into victories has increased tremendoulsy since applying the ideas. Most coaches and players mainly concentrate on strokes which are important; moreover this book tends to avoid situations which can cause potential problems down the road. I have worked hard on my game over the years with mixed results; however I know realise if you do not use strategy properly it all does not work! Rarely do coaches teach this information to players as one parent put it "...all we ever get is forehand and a backhand " I feel more coaches should be aware that progress is a lot more effective when strategy is taught. The results of the players that I h! ! ave coached have improved immeasurably since applying these principles; the game is easier to handle! Fox looks at it from a players perspective who needs direction-there are a lot us around-I ask the question why this information was not provided earlier! You also get advice on doubles in this book which makes it unique in both singles and doubles play. This book is for those who have the strokes. There is high level of credablity in the pages, Fox who is a former professional player, a high level college coach, and an academic writes from the battlefield. I do recommend the video version of this book as the concepts are put into practice. This one is a treasure for anyone who wants to improve from beginners to professional level players.
am 13. Februar 1999
I'm not fond of tennis books that tell you all about grip and how to swing the racket for top spin, slice, etc. You can't learn that from a book. It's like reading a book on how to swim the crawl. And besides, that's boring stuff that takes up the majority of every banal tennis book. This book is so very different. It doesn't mess around, but tells you that, when the ball lands here, you've got these options, etc. And it goes into detail, with illustrations, letting you know why, based on physics, that certain shots are low percentage shots. There is a wealth of info on net play, baseline play, approach shots, all with a concentration on placement, instead of racket swing. If you have the ability to play and be competitive, I suggest this book.