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My First Tennis Book

My First Tennis Book

  • Author: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.,Sterling Publishing Company
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
  • ISBN: 9781454919759
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 22
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A child's first introduction to sports Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with a favorite sport. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the cover is appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again. Racket. Net. Volley. Tennis comes alive in this fun introduction to the sport. Featuring 20 first words ranging from "forehand" and "rally" to "lob" and "OUT!" this colorful, photographic board book is ACES.

My First Tennis Tournament

My First Tennis Tournament

  • Author: Nick Rudman
  • Publisher: Archway Publishing
  • ISBN: 1480843075
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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Today is the day! Nick wakes up for his very first tennis tournament. Its important that he remembers all his supplies, like his tennis shoes, racket, and balls. He also has to have a great breakfast because tennis takes a lot of energy. Then, he sets off with his parents to New York City and the home of the famous US Open. Nick is nervous at first. Everything seems so big and bright, especially the court. He meets his opponent and is relieved to see that he is nervous too. The match begins, filled with exciting serves, returns, and scores. Through it all, Nick tries to have fun and not lose himself in the crazy competition, but he sure does want to win that trophy! My First Tennis Tournament intends to teach young readers the rules of tennis while also showing how much fun this amazing sport can be. Theres even a glossary of important tennis terms in the back. So will Nick win his first tournament, or will he lose with grace? Either way, its important for kids to learn good sportsmanship and respect for the competition.

Blacks at the Net

Blacks at the Net

Black Achievement in the History of Tennis

  • Author: Sundiata A. Djata
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815608189
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 294
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Drawing on original and published interviews, writings, and articles, the author offers an in-depth look at black participation in tennis, from the first courts in Tuskegee in 1880 through the achievements of Aletha Gibson, Arthur Ashe, and Venus and Serena Williams.

Tennis:Cultural History

Tennis:Cultural History

  • Author: Heiner Gillmeister
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780718501952
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 452
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Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century. Along the way, he debunks established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup. 136 illustrations, 16 in color.

Serious Tennis

Serious Tennis

  • Author: Scott Williams,Randy Petersen
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 9780880119139
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 261
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Serious Tennis is the most comprehensive tennis resource, containing expert instruction on each facet of the game. Learn with the world's top instructors as they provide insights into modern tennis technique, training methods, and match strategy. Combining the sport's latest physical conditioning methods with its most advanced mental training techniques, this book enables you to reach your full potential, regardless of skill level. Top international tennis instructor Scott Williams presents his SMARTS system for perfecting stroke technique. The system includes the following: - Seeing - Movement - Adjusting - Rotation - Transfer - Swing In Serious Tennis, Williams breaks down the four main skill groups in the SMARTS system: stroking skills, playing skills, mental skills, and preparatory skills. He then identifies three phases of development-the core phase, the mileage phase, and the fine-tuning phase-that all players should follow to improve their game. During the first phase, stroking and playing skills are sharpened on the practice court. Once in the mileage phase, techniques such as consistency, placement, and court positioning are tested during game situations. The fine-tuning phase focuses on preparatory skills such as conditioning, nutrition, sleep, and the mental skills you need to consistently win. This approach allows intermediate and advanced players to be in a continual mode of physical and mental progression to truly enhance their skills and tactical understanding of the game. From improving shot selections to performing under pressure, this book covers every aspect of the game. Become the player you've always wanted to be with Serious Tennis.

The Original Rules of Tennis

The Original Rules of Tennis

  • Author: Bodleian Library
  • Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
  • ISBN: 0522858384
  • Category: Tennis
  • Page: 59
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The modern game of tennis dates from 1874, when the rules were defined by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield. Published in association with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon), this book examines the history of the rules of tennis from their first codification to the present day.

Game-Set-Match: A Tennis Guide

Game-Set-Match: A Tennis Guide

  • Author: James E. Bryant
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133715699
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 182
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Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more Cengage Learning offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Cengage Learning Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. GAME/SET/MATCH: A TENNIS GUIDE covers all the basic fundamentals of playing tennis and is suitable for players at all levels. It combines basic instruction and visual cues on the proper way to execute tennis techniques and skills, and includes more than 40 diagrams and 200 photos of suggested drills for students. The strategy chapters provide a base for development of thinking on the court, and the tennis court behavior and interpretation of rules section provide students with a solid foundation of the sport. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

On Tennis

On Tennis

Five Essays

  • Author: David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316284823
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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David Foster Wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive digital-original edition. A "long-time rabid fan of tennis," and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote about the game like no one else. ON TENNIS presents David Foster Wallace's five essays on the sport, published between 1990 and 2006, and hailed as some of the greatest and most innovative sports writing of our time. This lively and entertaining collection begins with Wallace's own experience as a prodigious tennis player ("Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley"). He also challenges the sports memoir genre ("How Tracy Austen Broke My Heart"), takes us to the US Open ("Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open"), and profiles of two of the world's greatest tennis players ("Tennis Player Michael Joyce's Professional Artistry as a Paradigm of Certain Stuff About Choice, Freedom, Limitation, Joy, Grotesquerie, and Human Completeness" and "Federer Both Flesh and Not"). With infectious enthusiasm and enormous heart, Wallace's writing shows us the beauty, complexity, and brilliance of the game he loved best.

Exercise and Sport in Diabetes

Exercise and Sport in Diabetes

  • Author: Dinesh Nagi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470022078
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 236
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The new edition of this acclaimed title provides a practical guide to the risks and benefits of undertaking sport and general exercise for patients with diabetes. Fully updated to reflect the progress and understanding in the field, the book features new chapters and material on insulin pump therapy and exercise, physical activity and prevention of type 2 diabetes, dietary advice for exercise and sport in type 1diabetes, and fluid and electrolyte replacement.

Never Make the First Offer

Never Make the First Offer

(Except When You Should) Wisdom from a Master Dealmaker

  • Author: Donald Dell,John Boswell
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101133430
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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"On a handshake, I've trusted Donald Dell with my life." -Arthur Ashe, U.S. Open champion Good negotiators know the rules. Great negotiators know when to break those rules. And then there are the true master dealmakers, like the pioneering sports lawyer Donald Dell. Over the last four decades, he has fought for some of the biggest stars in the world-Michael Jordan, Jimmy Connors, Patrick Ewing, Andy Roddick, Stan Smith, and dozens of others. Dell is tough enough to look the general manager of the L.A. Lakers in the eye and say, "We can talk about the weather or the movies or your sex life, whatever you want, but we're not going any further until you make an opening offer." On the other hand, he's shrewd enough to know when the managing partner of the Chicago Bulls was about to lowball Michael Jordan by $40 million-unless Dell could grab the advantage by naming his number first. Now Dell reveals the advanced strategies and tactics that he has developed over a lifetime of high-stakes deals. Whether you're making endorsement deals for superstars, negotiating your next salary, or just trying to sell your old car, Dell's wisdom will help you get every possible advantage.

The United States Tennis Association

The United States Tennis Association

Raising the Game

  • Author: Warren F. Kimball
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 149620462X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 472
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The United States Tennis Association is an in-depth look at the history of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and how this sports organization has helped cultivate and organize tennis in the United States over the past 135 years. Starting as a group of elite white men from country clubs in the Northeast, the organization has become the largest tennis association in the world, with women in top leadership positions and an annual revenue of well over $300 million. The USTA was key in establishing the Open Era in tennis in 1968, when professionals began competing with amateurs in Grand Slam events; for expanding the game in the United States during the 1970s tennis boom; and for establishing the U.S. Open as one of the most prestigious and largest-attended sports events in the world. Unique among sports-governing bodies, the USTA is a mostly volunteer-run organization that, along with a paid professional staff, manages and governs tennis at the local level across the United States and owns and operates the U.S. Open. The association participates directly in the International Tennis Federation, manages U.S. participation in international tennis competitions (Fed Cup and Davis Cup), and interacts with professional tennis within the United States. The story of how tennis is managed by the nation's largest cadre of volunteers in any sport is one of sports' best untold stories. With access to the private records of the USTA, Warren F. Kimball tells an engaging and rich history of how tennis has been managed and governed in the United States.

Big Bill Tilden

Big Bill Tilden

The Triumphs and the Tragedy

  • Author: Frank Deford
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453220674
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 286
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“A compelling, long overdue tribute” to America’s first tennis star from the renowned sportswriter and author of Everybody’s All-American (Kirkus Reviews). When he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world’s greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920s he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more completely than Babe Ruth ruled baseball, making his name, for more than a decade, synonymous with tennis. Phenomenally intelligent—he completed his first book on tennis in the three weeks before his first Wimbledon triumph—Tilden’s success came with a dark side. This classic biography by legendary sports writer Frank Deford tells of Tilden’s dominance, which was unlike anything the sport had ever seen—and the big man’s tragic fall.

Routledge Handbook of Tennis

Routledge Handbook of Tennis

History, Culture and Politics

  • Author: Robert J. Lake
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781138691933
  • Category: Nationalism in sports
  • Page: 544
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Taking participation and spectatorship together tennis is one of the world�s most popular sports. Moreover, tennis has always been one of the world�s most significant sports, signifying crucial fractures of social class, gender, �race�, ethnicity and sexuality. This is the first book to attempt to survey the full historical and socio-cultural sweep of tennis, exploring key themes from governance, development and social inclusion to national identity and the role of the media. With contributions from leading tennis scholars from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, this is an essential reference for any course or program on the history, sociology, politics or culture of sport.

Bud Collins' Modern Encyclopedia of Tennis

Bud Collins' Modern Encyclopedia of Tennis

  • Author: Bud Collins,Zander Hollander
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Tennis
  • Page: 666
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Noted tennis commentator/columnist Collins and sportswriter Hollander update their 1980 guide with this new and comprehensive edition. Written in an engaging, narrative style, the book traces the history of tennis from its country club beginnings in 1876 to today's billion-dollar industry. Glossary of terms. Photos.

Das Black-Box-Prinzip

Das Black-Box-Prinzip

Warum Fehler uns weiterbringen

  • Author: Matthew Syed
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3423430656
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 360
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Analysieren statt vertuschen Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker. Dazu sind jedoch nur wenige in der Lage. Auch in vielen Unternehmen geht man mit Misserfolgen nicht offen und ohne Schuldzuweisungen um. Syed bietet aufschlussreiche Analysen für dieses Verhalten. Zu welchen Erfolgen hingegen ein offensiver Umgang mit Fehlern führen kann, zeigt Syed anhand konkreter Beispiele, aus der Welt des Sports oder von erfolgreichen Unternehmen wie Google, Pixar oder Dropbox.

Tennis Science for Tennis Players

Tennis Science for Tennis Players

  • Author: Howard Brody
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812212389
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 152
  • View: 339
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How does your opponent put that tricky spin on the ball? Why are some serves easier to return than others? The mysteries behind the winning strokes, equipment, and surfaces of the game of tennis are accessibly explained by Howard Brody through the laws of physics. And he gives practical pointers to ways players can use this understanding to advantage in the game. Through extensive laboratory testing and computer modeling, Brody has investigated the physics behind the shape of the tennis racket, the string pattern, the bounce of the tennis ball, the ways a particular court surface can determine the speed of the game, and the many other physical factors involved in tennis.

Unendlicher Spaß

Unendlicher Spaß

Infinite Jest. Roman

  • Author: David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 3462305379
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1552
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Der Kultroman als eBook! »Unendlicher Spaß vereint literarische Innovation und Lesbarkeit auf eigene, unerhörte, markerschütternde Weise.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung »Unendlicher Spa߫ – so nannte James Incandenza seinen Film, der Menschen, die ihn anschauen, so verhext, dass sie sich nicht mehr von ihm lösen können und dabei verdursten und verhungern. Sein Sohn Hal, ein Tenniswunderkind mit außergewöhnlichen intellektuellen Fähigkeiten, studiert an der Enfield Tennis Academy (ETA), die von seinem Vater gegründet wurde. Hier sowie im nahe gelegenen Ennet-House, einem Entziehungsheim für Drogenabhängige, spielt ein Teil der überbordenden Handlung, die jeden literarischen Kosmos sprengt – in einem leicht in die Zukunft versetzten Amerika, das mit Kanada und Mexiko die »Organisation der nordamerikanischen Nationen« bildet und von radikalen Separatisten in Kanada bekämpft wird. 1996 erschien »Infinite Jest« in den USA und machte David Foster Wallace über Nacht zum Superstar der Literaturszene. Nicht allein der schiere Umfang, sondern vor allem die sprachliche Kreativität, die ungeheure Themenvielfalt, die treffsichere Gesellschaftskritik, scharfe Analyse sowie der Humor machen den Roman zum Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur. Namhafte Autoren von Dave Eggers bis Jonathan Franzen sehen in diesem Buch ein Vorbild für ihr Schaffen. Ulrich Blumenbach hat sechs Jahre lang an der Übersetzung gearbeitet, und seine kongeniale Übertragung ins Deutsche wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet.

Sports

Sports

The First Five Millennia

  • Author: Allen Guttmann
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN: 9781558496101
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 448
  • View: 330
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From ancient Egyptian archery and medieval Japanese football to contemporary American baseball, sports have been shaped by - and in turn have helped shape - the culture of which it is part. This work traces this evolution across continents, cultures, and historical epochs to construct a single comprehensive narrative of the world's sports.

Science and Racket Sports

Science and Racket Sports

  • Author: Thomas Reilly,Mike Hughes,A. Lees
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780419185000
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 281
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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.