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How to play tennis : learn how to play tennis with the Williams sisters

How to play tennis : learn how to play tennis with the Williams sisters

Author: Venus Williams; Serena Williams; Russell Sadur
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2004.
Series: Animated series guide.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
Tennis instruction and brief history of the game from two of the best-known pros. Provides special attention inclusiviness of the modern game.

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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Venus Williams; Serena Williams; Russell Sadur
ISBN: 0756605822 9780756605827 1405306734 9781405306737
OCLC Number: 54865399
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Before you play: Opener --
What to wear --
Equipment --
About the court --
Warming up and upper body stretches --
Lower body stretches --
Basic rules --
Getting started: Opener --
Basic skills --
Handling a racket --
Forehand drive --
Backhand --
Ready position --
Serve --
Service rules/tactics --
Service rules/tactics --
Returning serve --
Basic skills in action --
Moving forward: opener --
Forehand volley --
Backhand volley --
The lob --
Smash --
Drop shot --
Slice and topspin --
Match tactics: Opener --
Tennis etiquette --
Playing at baseline --
Coming to the net --
Playing at the net --
Match play --
Match play --
Doubles 1 --
Doubles 2--
Doubles 3 --
Winners: Opener--
Keeping fit --
Preparing for a match --
Tennis in your life --
Greatest --
Glossary --
Glossary --
Index --
Useful addresses --
Series Title: Animated series guide.
Responsibility: [Venus and Serena Williams] ; text editor, Laura Buller ; photographer, Russell Sadur.
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The Williams sisters took the tennis world by storm in the 1990s, and have remained two of the most successful and influential players ever since. In this book they guide budding stars through the  Read more...


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"A well produced book, full of information and dozens of stunning photographs that clearly states that this is tennis, the Williams sisters way." Books for Keeps

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Great pics and Easy To Read

by mommyb (WorldCat user published 2014-05-17) Very Good Permalink

Even our youngest child (8) enjoyed this great how to book by the Williams' champs. They provided beautiful photographs that were relevant to the topic and text that was very easy to read for almost any grade level.

This book was geared towards children who want to compete in tennis, so some...
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