Developing High Performance
Tennis Players

ISBN 978-3-944526-01-0

English, 2013,
288 pages, softcover

17 x 24 cm, colored
153 pictures and graphics

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Developing High Performance Tennis Players

A guide for coaches, players, parents and anyone who wants to know what it takes to be the best


EUR 24,90




This book is an attempt to answer the questions that I have pondered most of my life: What does it take to be a great tennis player and what is the most effective way to train. 


It is a summary of 40 years in competitive tennis as a high performance player and coach of elite athletes. Within its pages you will find a player development system that guides coaches, players and parents through the intricacies of high performance tennis training. 


It provides an in-depth analysis and explanation of every important aspect of the game and presents a clear and complete roadmap for anyone interested in truly understanding what it takes to excel in this marvelous sport.


The Author:


Edgar Giffenig was a highly ranked junior in Mexico and played for the University of Texas where he completed an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate degree in exercise physiology.


Starting as assistant coach at his alma mater, Edgar has been coaching high performance players for the last 25 years. He was a national coach for the USA, Germany and Mexico as well as a partner in two major tennis academies: Centro Mextenis in Mexico and International Tennis Academy in the USA.


He has been a speaker at many national and international coaches conventions (ITF, PTR, ITA, USTA, DTB, FMT) and is a partner in TennisGate, a company specializing in player development media.


Edgar currently lives in Connecticut, USA, where he teaches and coaches at The Salisbury School.