In the modern game, baseliners have a variety of weapons to dictate play and hit winners from both wings. Beat the Baseliner will show you how to recognize and overcome these strengths for both the consistent and the aggressive baseliner. See the key strategic situations in the baseline game, the shotmaking and tactics to keep them off balance, and the best drills and games to reinforce these skills in practice. It’s like hiring your own elite-level tennis coach!
Hosted by Paul Annacone, coach of Roger Federer and former coach of Pete Sampras and Tim Henman, TENNIS Magazine’s Tactical Tennis Series reveals the key strategies and tactics necessary for overcoming any type of opponent. Other DVDs in the series include Know Your Own Game, Neutralize the Net-Rusher, and Attack the All-Court Player.
Human Kinetics DVDs are coded for universal playback and can be played in all regions of the world.
Paul Annaconehas been one of the world's leading tennis professionals for more than 25 years. Annacone currently coaches the men’s 17-time Grand Slam title holder and 2012 Wimbledon champion Roger Federer from the US, and is credited as the coach who guided tennis legend Pete Sampras to ten Grand Slam titles. He also coached world top-10 player Tim Henman (a silver medalist in men’s doubles at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta).
He was a three time All-American at the University of Tennessee from 1982-1984, before turning professional and joining the ATP Tour. Paul was named Newcomer of the Year on the Men’s Professional Tour in 1985 and from there went on to achieve a career high world ranking of # 3 in doubles and # 12 in singles. Paul was also elected by the players to be their representative on the Board of Directors of the ATP Tour along with Vice President of the Player’s Council. Annacone served as managing director of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) High Performance Division, and most recently was the head of men’s tennis at the Lawn Tennis Association in Great Britain. He is the senior instruction editor for TENNISMagazine.
About the Producing Partners Human Kinetics, the premier publisher for sports and fitness, has partnered with TENNIS Magazine and The Tennis Channel to develop this expert instructional series.
TENNIS Magazine features in-depth reporting, exclusive player interviews, and highly regarded instruction articles, as well as expert advice on tennis equipment, health and fitness, and tennis-specific travel. TENNIS is the complete guide to the game—one that instructs, informs, and inspires. For more information or to subscribe, visit TENNIS.com.
The Tennis Channel was established in 2003 as the ultimate destination for everything tennis. With live tournaments, news, one-on-one interviews, game analysis, and skills instruction, The Tennis Channel goes beyond the front lines to give viewers an all-access pass to the game.
The TENNIS Magazine Tactical Tennis DVD series is now airing in episodes on The Tennis Channel. Check local listings for dates and air times.
“Paul understands there is more to the game than simply hitting the ball. To be successful, a player requires technique and strategy. This balance is incorporated throughout TENNIS Magazine's Tactical Tennis, and the result is an amazing DVD series that will help players at every level improve." Pete Sampras No. 1 world-ranked player (1993-1998) and 14-time Grand Slam winner
“Paul has a terrific knowledge of the game and can really help people at all levels learn the most effective ways to play the game and get the most of their potential." Tim Henman Top-ranked British tennis player
“Paul does a great job balancing technique and strategy to help players at all levels learn how to play the game better. Throughout this series, his experience and know how shine through, providing the viewer with a true understanding of the tactics and what it takes to improve." Chris Evert Former No. 1 world-ranked champion