Best book on classical strokes? ("Visual Tennis"?)

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  1. a529612

    a529612 Semi-Pro

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    Which book would you recommend for an intermediate to advanced player to learn the classical strokes (like Laver, Sampras)? Is "Visual Tennis" still the bible on this subject? I prefer frame by frame pictures found in a book over videos or websites.
     
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  2. JohnThomas1

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    I think Vic Braden's books aren't toooo bad, not totally classic maybe but not bad none the less. Visual Tennis is right on your track of course.
     
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  3. degreefanlindi

    degreefanlindi Rookie

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    Bollaterri?

    Doesn't Nick Bollaterri also have some published books on classical strokes?
     
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  4. Chanchai

    Chanchai Semi-Pro

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    There is a book published in his name... The Bolletieri Handbook if I recall correctly. I think it was made to accompany his primary video set. Quite a cashcow of material the academy churns out, but there's definitely some good useful info within here and there :)

    -Chanchai
     
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  5. JohnThomas1

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    Yeah i have his handbook. I definitely wouldn't say it is aimed at classical strokes tho. Authur Ashes Tennis Clinic and Jack Kramer's Play Your Best Tennis All The Time would be fitting. Older books, but so is the style. I have an old Ellsworth Vines book that would fit too.
     
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  6. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    Yandell's work is aimed at the classic style. Braden is as well.
     
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