Books on technique

dionysis

New User
I'm looking for a book analyzing modern strokes' technique in detail.
This is the one and only thing that I'm searching, anything else is irrelevant to me (strategy, mental preparation, warm, etc).
I've come up with the following candidates :

- Tennis 2000: Strokes, strategy, and psychology for a lifetime
- Tennis mastery by David Smith
- High tech tennis (I'm afraid it might be outdated)

I'd be happy to read your comments on these ones or on anything else you might want to add to the list.
 

SinjinCooper

Hall of Fame
Every book on technique is outdated. All the good sources moved online years (decades?) ago. Don't waste your time with print.
 

dionysis

New User
Every book on technique is outdated. All the good sources moved online years (decades?) ago. Don't waste your time with print.
I'm aware that there are tons of videos out there, many of them really good.
The biggest advantage of a book is that the development is more "linear" than in the videos, where there is no start or end.
Then of course, it has the advantages of a book: no need for a computer or network and you can more easily come back for information you've already read (titles, underlining, etc make this quite easy on books).
 

dionysis

New User
Can't learn technique from a book.
This is more than obvious, I don't expect to learn technique from a book (I gues nobody does).
But you might find information you haven't thought of in the court, your teacher hasn't told you or he's told you and it didn't stick in.
 
Technique Development for Tennis Stroke Development, 2009, B. Elliott, M. Reid, M Crespo. Includes developmental information for children and young players.

Biomechanics of Advanced Tennis, 2003, B. Elliott, M. Reid, M. Crespo

Technical Tennis, Rod Cross & Lindsey, clarifying discussion on how the ball is contacted for the different types of serves.

These books describe and illustrate the basic biomechanics behind tennis strokes. They provide a logical structure. Very readable.

Books available ITF Store & Kindle.

Publications starting in 1995 by B. Elliott, Marshall et al showed that the serve used significant internal shoulder rotation for racket head speed. There are publications on this important research by Elliott and Marshall.

Biomechanics and Tennis, 2009, review article, B. Elliott has a list of the important publications. Search and then use the PMC search box for other publications.

Get a book on Kinesiology. The Manual of Structural Kinesiology, Thomspon & Floydd, 15 ed is excellent. Get an old copy as the cost is much lower for this college text.

You can find many of the publications by searching the authors and publications on Researchgate and the NCBI PMC collection of online publications. PubMed costs and PMC are free online, important selected publications. It is important to use Google Scholar for your searches.
 
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heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
This is more than obvious, I don't expect to learn technique from a book (I gues nobody does).
But you might find information you haven't thought of in the court, your teacher hasn't told you or he's told you and it didn't stick in.
You can. Text + photos...then lots of practice.
 
diomysis, you have good luck with timing. One of the most important stroke books in tennis is now available free on the internet. I recommended it above.

Link does not work to download the book. ??
 
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dgold44

G.O.A.T.
I'm looking for a book analyzing modern strokes' technique in detail.
This is the one and only thing that I'm searching, anything else is irrelevant to me (strategy, mental preparation, warm, etc).
I've come up with the following candidates :

- Tennis 2000: Strokes, strategy, and psychology for a lifetime
- Tennis mastery by David Smith
- High tech tennis (I'm afraid it might be outdated)

I'd be happy to read your comments on these ones or on anything else you might want to add to the list.
Coach Brady on YouTube is better option !!!
 
All I can see is a few pages article on serve...
I have the book and did not download.

When I click on the download link now it shows a short document, Biomechanics and Tennis, a review article by Elliott.

Sorry.

The book The Biomechanics of Advanced Tennis is a great reference.
 
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