Serious young tennis players are constantly striving to improve their game. While there are many ways to learn the game and to improve, the basics of tennis are unchanging. This book concentrates on the fundamentals of the game for the young, the beginning, and the improving player. Readers learn the basics of the game from easy-to-follow instructions combined with anatomically correct Manga-style illustrations. In the prequel to this book, Bring Your Racquet: Tennis Basics for Kids, I introduced an array of strokes and shots to young readers in a clear and entertaining way. In this book, I will attempt to do the same as I explain the basics of winning strategies, tactics, and on-court mental improvement.
When you watch the pros play singles, the game often seems simple - just a matter of serving, returning, ripping shots from the baseline, hitting a couple of volleys and closing out the point. But for both the pro and the junior player, the key to winning isn't just a slam-bang power hitting game. You'll win more singles matches against tougher opponents if you understand some of the basic ideas of singles strategy. For that reason, Bring Your Racquet 2 is chock full of strategies and tactics that you can use in developing your own game plans. Remember, though, that these are not the rules. If a particular idea doesn't work out for you, then change it. By using your head and playing smarter singles, you'll significantly increase your chances of winning.
Steven White, Author & Illustrator
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