This ebook (incl. 13 video-sequences with training tips and Authors' comments) is an attempt to answer the questions that I have pondered most of my life: What does it take to be a great tennis player and what is the most effective way to train.
It is a summary of 40 years in competitive tennis as a high performance player and coach of elite athletes. Within its pages you will find a player development system that guides coaches, players and parents through the intricacies of high performance tennis training.
It provides an in-depth analysis and explanation of every important aspect of the game and presents a clear and complete roadmap for anyone interested in truly understanding what it takes to excel in this marvelous sport.
Edgar Giffenig was a highly ranked junior in Mexico and played for the University of Texas where he completed an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate degree in exercise physiology.
Starting as assistant coach at his alma mater, Edgar has been coaching high performance players for the last 25 years. He was a national coach for the USA, Germany and Mexico as well as a partner in two major tennis academies: Centro Mextenis in Mexico and International Tennis Academy in the USA.
He has been a speaker at many national and international coaches conventions (ITF, PTR, ITA, USTA, DTB, FMT) and is a partner in TennisGate, a company specializing in player development media.
Edgar currently lives in Connecticut, USA, where he teaches and coaches at The Salisbury School.
Developing High Performance Players
I have been a HP coach for over 30 years. Whether you are just starting out as a coach or a tennis veteran, Edgar’s approach is very concise, methodical and founded on exceptional professional experiences throughout his playing and coaching journey. I would recommend this book to any coach or parent coach looking to expand their core knowledge and principles regarding developing a complete tennis athlete. Edgar is a professionals professional, yet his book is organized and presented in a way that any tennis enthusiast can gain knowledge to be a better player or coach.
Must have in your tennis library
Great book with so much information. I have tagged so many pages to refer back to. The information encompasses all levels of play, beginners up to top D1 players. If I had to pick my favorite part it would be Laws of the Battle. Seems like I am reviewing this with my players all the time. The Drill Library is great too, well thought out to help develop players of all levels. Definately worth your time and money. Thanks Edgar, looking forward more of your work.
Great resource for coaches and players
This book is fantastic for any level tennis coach or player. Edgar is a world renowned coach and shares tons of his ideas on developing tennis players. As an NCAA D1 collegiate coach, I keep it on my desk and often use it as a resource for drills, etc.