"Bring Your Racquet: Tennis Basics for Kids" www.kirkhouse.com/books/bring-your-racquet
Bring Your Racquet illustrates the basics of the game in terms the average young player can easily follow. While there are many ways to learn the game and to improve, the basics of tennis are unchanging. The author draws on his twenty-five years of tennis teaching experience to focus on the fundamentals of the game for the young, the beginning, and the improving player.
This book allows young readers to learn the basic strokes of the game from easy-to-follow instruction with simple sentences and word repetition. But what really makes this instructional guidebook fun is the blend of instruction with Manga style illustrations. Accompanied by the anime characters, each lesson (with illustrated technique) piques the reader’s interest in learning not only the strokes but the basics
of the game. "Bring Your Racquet" is not meant to replace the teaching of a local certified professional. It is extremely difficult for anyone to teach him/herself tennis. There is too much to learn about the game to be put into this small book. Young players who are constantly striving to improve their games will learn new techniques and with hard work and patience will find the basics to personalize their own approaches to improvement.
The author explains the basics skills in an exact manner and makes those skills easy to visualize. This book could easily be used as a training manual for someone trying to teach tennis—those people who are good tennis players who would like to teach tennis to their kids, but can’t put what they know into words. Also, it would be a greatbook for adult beginners who are participating in a beginner level instruction course -- Michael Gardner, teaching pro