I owe a lot to Vic Braden. His PBS series DID do for tennis what Julia Child did for cooking!
From Vic's Tennis for the Future I learned proper stroke form. . . and then went to a local brick wall to groove it.
From Vic, I learned not to take the natural losses that come with the sport of tennis too seriously. And to keep at it.
Most importantly, I came to understand the sense of humor that's needed to persevere in this sport. At the time I taught tennis, I couldn't help but channel Vic's sense of humor in the work I was doing.
i remembered reading his articles in Tennis Magazines when I was a kid in the 80's.
The way he taught tennis is brilliant by relating it to everyday actions we do in our lives. I remembered I went to one of his clinics when he was doing a road show when I was a kid. Made tennis fun and consumer friendly
From your book at the public library. I learn how to serve probably and the 2HBH. Go to the wall at the HS and practice hours and hours. The serve I learned is classic proper stroke technique.
My first coach told my Dad to get Vic Braden's tapes to watch. I loved them. For a junior player, he made tennis seem simple and fun. He had a great delivery and voice too, so he was great to listen to. RIP Vic Braden, thanks for all your tennis instruction.