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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Visual Tennis

Visual Tennis

  • Author: John Yandell
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
  • ISBN: 9780880118033
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 181
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Explains how to use visualization to improve one's tennis game and includes photographs that show each part of a correct tennis serve and volley

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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The classic biography of America’s first tennis starWhen 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.

The Tennis Bully

The Tennis Bully

  • Author: Charles Hellman
  • Publisher: LuckySports
  • ISBN: 9780935938326
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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The first series of Adventures in SportsLand focuses on bullies. This cartoon series consists of eight children's picture books, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball, plus two in Spanish, which are fun, attractive, and educational. The goal of these picture sports books is to teach good behavior, as well as family and moral values to youngsters through sports while using imagination and having fun. This tennis story features a girl tennis racket named Raquette, who has a serve that is smooth and accurate. Her brother and fellow teammate, Fuzzy (a yellow tennis ball), gives his best and has fun playing tennis matches in SportsLand. Their opponents are the bully Hoo-Doos who are misguided by Coach Trouble. They don't play fair and always have a dirty trick up their sleeves in order to win. Find out if the teammates can handle these poor losers and all their tricks during their tennis match.

Der Schattenkrieg

Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

  • Author: Ronen Bergman
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641095158
  • Category: History
  • Page: 864
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Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.

Sports

Sports

The First Five Millennia

  • Author: Allen Guttmann
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN: 9781558496101
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 448
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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.

Sports Around the World

Sports Around the World

History, Culture, and Practice

  • Author: John Nauright,Charles Parrish
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598843001
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1848
  • View: 621
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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Winning ugly

Winning ugly

mentale Kriegsführung im Tennis ; [wie man bessere Gegner schlägt]

  • Author: Brad Gilbert,Steve Jamison,Andre Agassi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783924245597
  • Category:
  • Page: 264
  • View: 1406
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In diesem Buch beschreiben die Autoren, wie man gewinnt, weil man den Gegner mit dem Kopf besiegt. Brad Gilbert beschreibt sein Konzept, das beste aus dem zu machen, was man hat und es funktioniert: Indem man sich auf den Teil des Tennis konzentriert, den man bisher vernachlässigt hat: den mentalen Aspekt.

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.

Unendlicher Spaß

Unendlicher Spaß

Infinite Jest. Roman

  • Author: David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 3462305379
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1552
  • View: 6572
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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.

Computer Vision in Sports

Computer Vision in Sports

  • Author: Thomas B. Moeslund,Graham Thomas,Adrian Hilton
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319093967
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 319
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The first book of its kind devoted to this topic, this comprehensive text/reference presents state-of-the-art research and reviews current challenges in the application of computer vision to problems in sports. Opening with a detailed introduction to the use of computer vision across the entire life-cycle of a sports event, the text then progresses to examine cutting-edge techniques for tracking the ball, obtaining the whereabouts and pose of the players, and identifying the sport being played from video footage. The work concludes by investigating a selection of systems for the automatic analysis and classification of sports play. The insights provided by this pioneering collection will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners involved in computer vision, sports analysis and media production.

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.

The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes

The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes

An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars

  • Author: Peter S. Horvitz
  • Publisher: SP Books
  • ISBN: 1561719072
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 295
  • View: 8913
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When you think of famous Jews, sports may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But from Sandy Koufax to Mark Spitz, Jews have made tremendous contributions to the history of sports. The Horvitzs have created a logical ranking system that uses hard statistical evidence to identify the 100 greatest Jewish athletes of all time. Drawing on their academic backgrounds and expert sports knowledge, the authors bring us a proven scientific framework for objectively comparing athletes across various sports, including: Football, Baseball, Boxing, Tennis, Golf, plus many others! Features include: Little-known interviews with sports heroes of the past and present; Nearly 200 rare photographs throughout; Fascinating anecdotes that bring your favorite athletes to life.

Play Practice

Play Practice

The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports

  • Author: Alan G. Launder
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 9780736030052
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 185
  • View: 3971
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Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports presents a clear alternative to traditional approaches that will revitalize your own teaching and coaching. It replaces mindless games and mechanistic training methods with creative and enjoyable practice that improves students' skills and enhances their tactical understanding. This book focuses on teaching game play first instead of technique and skill--an approach that sets it apart from other games-approach texts. It provides answers to many of the problems that sports educators face, such as motivating reluctant or resistant students. Developed by an internationally known authority on the subject, Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports provides both the theoretical basis and the practical plans for changing practice from drudgery to an educational experience young people look forward to. Part I introduces the innovative Play Practice approach and explains how it can lead to more effective coaching and teaching. Part II applies Play Practice to a great variety of games and describes specific approaches to improving technical ability and developing game sense. Part III discusses techniques the sports educator can use to make the Play Practice approach most effective. The book's 50 illustrations and 20 photos demonstrate specific approaches to games as well as ideas that can work for multiple games. These features will help you visualize how to apply the Play Practice approach with beginners as well as elite players in sports as diverse as skiing and tennis. This book will challenge your thinking about how sports should be taught, help you reassess your own methods, and provide a new and versatile model you can apply with great success--one practice, one game at a time.