allen fox-think to win

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  1. willm873

    willm873 New User

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    is the book good
     
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  2. Plawan

    Plawan New User

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    Good for strategy and playing style, but the stroke section (too basic) did not help players beyond beginner.
     
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  3. Cypo

    Cypo Rookie

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    Yes.
     
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  4. Japanese Maple

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    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.
     
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  5. topspin

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    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.
     
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  6. Japanese Maple

    Japanese Maple Semi-Pro

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    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.
     
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  7. sinoslav

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    Yeah, it's a great book for the strategy chapters, run-of-the-mill for strokes.
     
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