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Maximum tennis : 10 keys to unleashing your on-court potential
Saviano, Nick, 1955-
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Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2003]

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xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Visualize your ultimate player -- Embrace your playing personality -- Customize tactics -- Optimize technique -- Let movement flow -- Simulate for success -- Focus on what you can control -- Guarantee success -- Synergize in doubles -- Play from the heart.
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GV995 .S28 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Few players can serve like Andy Roddick or Venus Williams, and rifle returns as quickly as Andre Agassi, but all the game's elite athletes have 10 characteristics in common that enable them to play their best possible tennis. As a professional player, an elite coach, and a coach of top coaches, author Nick Saviano has seen the difference that mindset can make. Now, in Maximum Tennis , Saviano draws together the common links shared by the best players--elements you can use to reach your full potential.

Play from the heart. Simplify your stroke. Focus on the elements you control. Play to your personal strengths. Maximum Tennis distills the nature of championship play into its essence, helping you play to your strengths and enjoy the game every time you step on the court. Some of the best to ever play and coach add their own examples to each of Saviano's lessons. Contributors include Jim Courier, Chris Evert, Nick Bollettieri, Billie Jean King, Stan Smith, and many more.

According to Saviano, great players aren't born; they're made. In Maximum Tennis , this internationally recognized coach draws from his experience on the courts and behind the scenes with some of the sport's top names. He reveals concepts any player can learn--and every coach can teach--to help you reach your full potential and enhance your love of the game.

Author Notes

Nick Saviano is the director of coaching education for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and is considered one of the leading tennis coaching educators in the world today. He is an internationally recognized developmental coach, having worked with and developed many players who have gone on to become some of the best in the world. He is a highly sought after public speaker and has presented at tennis coaching conventions throughout the world.

A world-class professional for nine years, Saviano achieved ranking in the top 50 in singles and has had wins over numerous top 10 players. His positions within the USTA have included National Coach and Director of Men's Tennis. He is a master professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and was named Touring Coach of the Year in 1993.

Saviano has written for many publications on all aspects of the game, including Tennis magazine. He is also an editor for the USTA High Performance Coaching Newsletter which goes out to approximately 25,000 coaches quarterly. He resides in Davie, Florida with his wife Jenny, and three daughters, Nicole, Amanda, and Jennifer.

Table of Contents

Chris EvertJim CourierChris EvertNick BollettieriPatrick McEnroeDennis Van der MeerBrad GilbertDick GouldStan SmithPam ShriverBillie Jean King
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 Visualize Your Ultimate Playerp. 1
Chapter 2 Embrace Your Playing Personalityp. 19
Chapter 3 Customize Tacticsp. 41
Chapter 4 Optimize Techniquep. 67
Chapter 5 Let Movement Flowp. 93
Chapter 6 Simulate for Successp. 115
Chapter 7 Focus On What You Can Controlp. 129
Chapter 8 Guarantee Successp. 145
Chapter 9 Synergize in Doublesp. 159
Chapter 10 Play From the Heartp. 173
Epiloguep. 187
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 191
About the Authorp. 195