Why Tennis by GF Denehy
The Perfect Book for New Tennis Parents
An introduction to the game of Tennis for Beginners, Club Players, Young Competitors and their Parents.
New Tennis parents will find the information in this booklet enlightening and informative and will help them understand their new tennis player's passion for the sport.
This booklet is an introduction to the sport of Tennis and how to improve your overall game.
New tennis parents don't know where to turn for help with this new sport. The public perception about tennis - is that it takes place at expensive country clubs. New players often feel out of place and awkward since they don’t even know how to keep score or how a tennis match is conducted and what you have to do to win. The new player generally has had no directions about how to become good, or even just what good is.
The information within this booklet is a compilation of guidelines and experiences from many tennis parents, students and advanced club players over numerous years for your benefit.
Why Tennis - Table of Contents
|WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT TENNIS||6|
|HOW MUCH MONEY AND TIME IS THIS GOING TO COST||12|
|CHOOSING THE RIGHT TENNIS RACQUET||15|
|FINDING A GOOD TENNIS PRO||20|
|HOW TO STAY FOCUS||29|
|THE ROLE OF EMOTIONAL OUTBURSTS||34|
|THE HISTORY OF TENNIS||41|
|THE HISTORY OF SCORING||47|
As an example - Below is a part of the chapter on Manners for you to review.
As a beginning tennis player one of the surest ways to alienate other tennis players is to display bad tennis manners. As a beginning tennis player one of the first things you should be doing is finding other players to hit with. First, because that is a great way to improve your game and second, because it is a lot cheaper than taking an excessive amount of lessons just to get in your hitting time. Bad tennis manners will make this task a lot harder.
So I have attempted to address the key “manners” that every tennis player should be aware of and follow in no apparent order:
- When playing next to other players – do not venture onto the adjacent court to retrieve an errant ball without first asking (or getting an ok nod) permission to do so.
- When an errant ball lands in your court, do not automatically throw or hit the ball back onto the court from which it came. You first need to check if they are still playing their point and if so put the ball in your pocket or throw it to the back of your court or roll the ball to the back of their court (as long as you do not distract them from playing their point) so that you can continue your game. After your point is finished or when the other court is ready, then you can throw or hit the ball back to the other court.
- Do not ask other players on other courts to stop their play to retrieve you ball or racquet. You may warn players on another court that your ball may be in a dangerous position on their court and there is a possibility of them stepping on it and injuring themselves. You can quickly do this by yelling “Heads up”.
- Stay off an adjacent court if at all possible (sometimes getting to a ball during a point pulls you into another court), if you do have to go onto another court during a point, be sure to apologize for the interruption after your point.
- When exiting the playing area avoid walking across someone else’s court. If you must cross another court, be sure to wait until given permission to cross and then jog or walk quickly to minimize the interruption to the other players’ game.
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