Great Sporting Events: Tennis

Great Sporting Events: Tennis

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Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important tennis skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about tennis stars of the past and present. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 170 x 245 x 5mm | 114g
  • Franklin Watts Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 1445152479
  • 9781445152479
  • 750,348

Table of contents

1: What is Tennis? 6
1: In Competition 8
1: Ready to Play 10
1: The Forehand Drive 12
1: The Backhand Drive 14
1: Volleys 16
1: Courtcraft 18
1: Learning to Serve 20
1: Serving and Receiving 22
1: Advanced Shots 24
1: Playing Doubles 26
1: Statistics and Records 28
1: Glossary and Websites 29
1: Index 30
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About Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. His book, The Colours of History, won the Blue Peter Book Awards' Best Book With Facts. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at
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