Step onto the court confident, focused, and prepared to dictate the match and dominate your opponent.
In Championship Tennis, world-class coach and regular Grand Slam clinician Frank Giampaolo and long-time Tennis magazine editor Jon Levey bring you expert instruction and professional insights to eliminate unforced errors, increase winning percentage, and improve your overall game.
Inside, you’ll learn how to
• assess individual skills, evaluate practice sessions, and analyze performance;
• identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement;
• customize your training and conditioning to your skill set, experience, and style of play;
• increase the consistency and accuracy of your shots; and
• control your emotions and mentally prepare for every match.
You’ll also find the most effective, unparalleled drills for mastering groundstrokes, serves, volleys, and specialty shots as well as invaluable advice for improving anticipatory skills and recognizing, neutralizing, and countering your competition’s strengths and playing styles.
Add a copy of Championship Tennis to your bookshelf and turn errors into winners and three-set losses into straight-set wins. This is a must-have resource for players and instructorsseeking to maximize potential as quickly as possible.
Table of Contents
Part I Athlete Assessment
Chapter 1 Player Profiles
Chapter 2 Stroke and Tactical Evaluations
Chapter 3 Physical Fitness and Emotional Stability Evaluations
Part II Skill Development
Chapter 4 Ground Strokes
Chapter 5 Volleys
Chapter 6 Serves
Chapter 7 Returns of Serve
Chapter 8 Specialty Shots
Part III The Mental Factor
Chapter 9 Tactical and Strategic Execution
Chapter 10 Environmental Intangibles
Part IV Physical and Mental Preparation
Chapter 11 Emotional Factors
Chapter 12 Movement and Fitness Factors
Part V Practice and Planning
Chapter 13 Organization and Scheduling
Chapter 14 Match Preparation
Chapter 15 Video Analysis and Match Charting
“Championship Tennis is a terrific read and learning tool for any and every tennis player."
Paul Annacone-- Traveling Coach to ATP No. 1 Roger Federer
“Championship Tennis is an in-depth resource for improving tennis technique and match preparation. Frank Giampaolo shows players how to develop their individual games and reach their potential.”
Sam Sumyk-- Traveling Coach to WTA No. 1 Victoria Azarenka
“I've worked with Jon for many years, and he knows his tennis. If you’re looking to master every stroke, dominate opponents, and up your overall game, Championship Tennis is a must-have.”
Chris Evert-- Tennis Legend and Winner of 18 Grand Slam Titles
"For decades, Frank Giampaolo and I have been focused on finding ways to maximize tennis. Championship Tennis shares the best and latest discoveries."
Vic Braden-- Legendary Tennis Coach, USTA Midwest Hall of Fame, USPTA Coach of the Year
“Frank is at the forefront of providing aspiring athletes and instructors with the right information for success in tennis. In Championship Tennis, you will benefit greatly from his innovative and practical approach to tennis.”
Craig Tiley-- Director of Tennis, Tennis Australia, Former Head Coach of NCAA Men's Tennis Championship Team
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