Recommend some good tennis books

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by fastdunn, May 4, 2004.

  1. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Hi, fellow tennis lovers. Recommend me some good tennis
    books in 3 departments: mental game, stroke techniques and
    conditioning. What are the best books ?

    1. Mental game: I know Winning Ugly and something like
    "Inner game of tennis game..". Any other good books ?

    2. Stroke techniques: I wouldn't need basic books.
    I would prefer something I can get some insights.
    I spotted "Serious Tennis" but I'm not sure.
    I think some highly theoretical book might help
    something like "Physics and dynamics of tennis ????"

    3. Conditioning: Some good books on weight and fitness
    training for tennis ???

  2. ucd_ace

    ucd_ace Semi-Pro

    Feb 23, 2004
    Those are pretty much the New and Old Testaments of tennis. You've got to read those if you're serious about tennis; I think it's a rule on here or something...

    For technique, take some lessons. It's hard to take something you read and try to incorporate it into your game without going through that process of personal evolution. But, I would recommend a membership to, they have a lot of articles, videos, and so on that can really help. Being able to see it put into action really helps to pick it up.

    I don't know what's out there as far as tennis fitness books go; I wouldn't think there are too many. Tennis Magazine usually has some fitness drills to do, it's just that I don't think many people care about them, but I still think that they are good, at least from time to time.
  3. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

    Feb 19, 2004
    Serious Tennis and Power Tennis.
  4. bcaz

    bcaz Professional

    Feb 19, 2004
    Winning Ugly
    Inner Game of Tennis
    Serious Tennis
    Tennis Strokes That Win
    Coaching Tennis
    Think to Win
    Winning Patterns of Play
    Visual Tennis
  5. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Professional

    Apr 13, 2004
    Serious Tennis
    Tennis Strokes That Win
    Coaching Tennis
    Vic Braden's Tennis for The Future (Still very interesting reading)
    Oscar Wegners book (SOME good reading tho basic at times)
    Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook (Lots of reading and some real gems amongst it)
    Vic Braden's Quick Fixes (I found some great stuff in this, very enjoyable)
    World Class Tennis Technique (A bit inconsistent but some good reading)

    A lot of the above have their good and bad points but ALL have some great moments.
  6. Simbah2004

    Simbah2004 Rookie

    Feb 19, 2004
    "Complete Conditioning for Tennis" is quite good.
  7. joe sch

    joe sch Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Hotel CA
    I posted these books under the Mental Tennis post and they also apply as good tennis books : Inner Tennis by Tim Gallwey, The Mental Game by Jaems Loehr, Zen Tennis by Paul Multimer, Tennis: The mind game by Marlin Mackenzie, Tennis by Machiavelli as tranlated by Simon Ramo. These are all classic mental books that should change your game and maybe your life :wink:

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