The perfect guide for any player seeking effective and practical advice to improve every aspect of the game
This book is for every player who feels stuck and frustrated by lack of improvement. It is the perfect guide to understanding and developing every aspect of the game. After writing Developing High Performance Tennis Players – a system to develop competitive players – I wanted to utilize my fifty years experience as a competitor, high performance coach, coaches’ coach and instructor of players of all ages and levels to write a practical book with the most effective strategies for anyone to improve and enjoy the game. The book breaks tennis down into ten performance-determining factors that directly establish a player’s performance level: consistency, precision, footwork, perception and anticipation, variation, spin, ball speed, camouflage, mental skill and decision making. Each chapter addresses one of these factors and presents simple and effective tips and exercises to develop it, ultimately improving overall performance. This guide is the perfect long-term companion for any player. It can be read cover to cover or selectively by focusing on the chapter that addresses immediate, specific problems or concerns. Play with Passion!
Edgar Giffenig played for the University of Texas, completing degrees in business and exercise physiology. He was a national coach for the United States, Germany and Mexico, supporting the development of many future superstars including Mike and Bob Bryan. Edgar is the author of Developing High Performance Tennis Players, a frequent speaker at international coaches’ conferences and workshops and a consultant at www.tennisgate.com. He is a member of the International Tennis Federation Coaches Commission and an avid competitor, who in 2016 was ranked fifth in the 55 and over ITF world rankings. Throughout his career Edgar has worked with hundreds of players of all ages from beginners to professionals. Currently he lives in Connecticut directing the Norfolk Country Club and is involved in coaching education worldwide.