As I find myself seriously trying to improve from a middle of the road 4.5 singles player to something more. I've turned to reading books for a better understanding of the game. I'm finding out that there is A LOT of stuff i didn't know or never even thought about; from strategy to technique. For example.....one thing I read last night is that you are supposed to use a continental girp for all volleys..and hit with an open face, using backspin...and that its more like a catch than a punch. Anyway this book is very intertaining. A guy named Burwash(?) wrote it and i've really enjoyed it so far. Another thing I like is how he talks about how tennis is a game of emergencies...and his anecdotes about poncho gonzalez and rod laver and so on..... Just thought I'd post this for those of you who aren't reading.