How Player and Racquet Work Together
Each chapter explores a different facet of the game—learning, technique, game analysis, the mental edge, physical development, nutrition for performance and recovery, staying healthy, and equipment—and is organized around a series of questions. How do we learn the ins and outs of hitting the ball in and not out? What are the main technological developments and software programs that can be used to assist in performance and notational analysis in tennis? What role does sports psychology play in developing a tennis player? What is the role of fluid replacement for the recreational, junior, and professional player? What rule changes have been made with respect to the racquet, ball, and ball-court interaction to maintain the integrity of the game in the face of technological change? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read straight through for a comprehensive overview of how player and equipment work together.
Whether you prefer the grass courts of Wimbledon, the clay courts of the French Open, or the hard courts of the US and Australian Opens, Tennis Science is a must-have for anyone interested in the science behind a winning game.
Chapter One: Learning the Game
Chapter Two: Technique
Chapter Three: Performance Analysis and Game Intelligence
Chapter Four: The Mental Edge
Chapter Five: Physical Development
Chapter Six: Nutrition and Recovery
Chapter Seven: Staying Healthy
Chapter Eight: Equipment and Technology
Notes on Contributors
Tables of Measurements