Just ask the dozens of world-class players who have made it to the top using Oscar Wegner's groundbreaking approach. But if playing tennis isn't so easy for you, if you never seem to play up to your potential, don't blame yourself-blame the coach who taught you a lot of uselessly complex techniques. Play Better Tennis in 2 Hours is your guide to tennis as the pros play it-more intuitive, more fluid, and more fun. World-renowned tennis coach and ESPN commentator Oscar Wegner shows you how to focus your efforts on one thing-hitting the ball correctly. Your own natural athleticism will take care of everything else. Follow the simple drills in this power-packed handbook, and you'll learn how to:
Move to the ball efficiently and fluidly
Stop worrying about foot position and stance
Hit every stroke harder and more accurately
Put a wicked topspin on your forehand
Master both one- and two-handed backhands
Combine control and power on your volleys
Put more speed and spin into your serve and more punch in your return
"Known and respected all around the world, Oscar has given us another great contribution to tennis with this book."-Gustavo Kuerten, three-time French Open champion
"Oscar has broken the mold, demystifying the modern tennis stroke. There's genius in his analysis of pro techniques-the dynamics of what the racquet does to the ball, how power and spin are added. He understands how top pros really stroke the ball, and always have, all the way back to Tilden."-Andy Rosenberg, Director for NBC Sports Wimbledon and French Open
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"Oscar is a great coach. In a few days he helped me regain my strokes and my feel for the ball."-Bjorn Borg, 5 time Wimbledon Champion, 6 time French Open Champion."
About Oscar Wegner
Oscar Wegner is an internationally known professional tennis coach and a former touring player on the international circuit. A dedicated world traveler, he has also served as a teaching pro and tennis director for tennis federations, cities, clubs, academies, schools, and camps in several countries. Wegner has coached highly ranked professionals and top international juniors. His students have also included thousands of recreational players, as well as famous athletes and celebrities. His results, fully documented and endorsed by top players, teaching pros, tennis directors and officials, make tennis an easy sport to learn at any age. HOMETOWN: Boca Raton, Florida Steven Ferry has been providing writing and photographic services to US corporations and publishers since 1994, in addition to teaching and consulting in various capacities. Additionally, he majored in English Language and Literature before doing film and photography at the West Surrey College of Art and Design in England. HOMETOWN: Clearwater, Florida
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsIntroductionThe ResultsThe Wegner MethodHow to Use This BookChapter 1. MisconceptionsMyths versus FactsIn ConclusionChapter 2. Basic Tools and RulesEquipmentThe Game of TennisChapter 3. StrokesFlow and Natural StrokesRacquet AngleHow to Hit the BallChapter 4. The ForehandThe Forehand GripForehand 1-2-3-4Open or Closed Stance?Natural FootworkWindshield Wiper TopspinForehand RallyChapter 5. The BackhandThe Backhand GripThe Two-Handed BackhandThe One-Handed BackhandThe Backhand SliceChanging GripsChapter 6. The ServeReturn of ServeChapter 7. How to Return a Hard BallReturning with a ForehandReturning with a BackhandChapter 8. The VolleyMoving to the NetForehand VolleyBackhand VolleyCombining Forehand and Backhand VolleysChapter 9. The Lob and SmashThe LobThe SmashChapter 10. ScoringThe Origin of ScoringGame, Set, MatchChapter 11. Playing the Singles GameSingles StrategiesChapter 12. Playing the Doubles GameDoubles StrategiesChapter 13. Playing Tennis with the Wegner MethodA Game for LifeAppendix 1: Troubleshooting ChartAppendix 2: General Rules and CompetitionIndex
PLAY BETTER TENNIS IN TWO HOURS by Oscar Wegner
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