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willm873
03-11-2004, 06:13 PM
is the book good

Plawan
03-12-2004, 08:22 AM
Good for strategy and playing style, but the stroke section (too basic) did not help players beyond beginner.

Cypo
03-12-2004, 08:51 AM
Yes.

Japanese Maple
03-12-2004, 11:16 AM
Excellent book,highly recommended-as an advance player I found
numerous tips for stroke production. Chapter on volleys hitting on
the move versus standing still is terrific advise.

topspin
03-12-2004, 09:25 PM
He doesn't really say to hit on the move on volleys, he says that u should be slowing down but your weight still moving forward. He does say to avoid a fast forward motion since it's not necessary from a volley position. Great book. A must for strategy. The technical chapter is not great but it's not really a technique book.

Japanese Maple
03-13-2004, 05:29 AM
Topspin,

I just read the book and Allen Fox does highly recommend moving forward as you volley with these quotes "Movement,then,is an intrinsic part
of the volley stroke. On a volley, you generally hit from a moving
platform. Since the volleyer will be moving forward at a relatively
high velocity when he hits the ball. Under match conditions,volleys
are hit while moving,integrating the eyes,hands, and legs in the
stroke. Yet ,like a pianist practicing an improper sequence of notes
most players practice the volley while standing still or taking just one mechanical step."

This book is excellent and should be a must read for all levels of
tennis players.

sinoslav
03-14-2004, 11:11 PM
Yeah, it's a great book for the strategy chapters, run-of-the-mill for strokes.