The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents.
A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game.
In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis.
Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.
With an updated introduction for this edition, tennis pro Gilbert delivers advice targeted for amateurs and club players aimed at improving their game via a mixture of mental and physical techniques that may mean they win ugly, but win nonetheless. Charles Constant provides strong narration in this audio edition, balancing Gilbert's anecdotes, his advice, and the book's descriptions of match play. The narrator's deep and assertive voice reflects the authors' prose and keeps listeners engaged throughout. Constant is at his best when reading tips and guidance in a commanding voice that will help listeners focus and better understand the game. A Touchstone paperback.