Tired of boring, repetitive drills? Then Tennis Practice Games provides the challenge, creativity, and fun you’ve been seeking on the practice court. The games-based approach will help you refine your total game, from stroke development to strategy. Through competitive situations, you’ll quickly learn when to hit specific shots and what tactics to apply when the match is on the line.
Tennis Practice Games features 139 games that can be adapted for various skill levels, with a wide selection for both singles and doubles play. With games that allow you to increase the difficulty for higher levels of competition, this comprehensive guide covers all the essential parts of the tennis game—shotmaking, footwork skills, tactics, strategy, and handling pressure. From beginning to end, it’s packed with purposeful games that have proven successful with both coaches and players.
A respected tennis authority and motivational speaker, Joe Dinoffer has traveled the globe, inspiring players to enjoy the game as they strive for their personal best. Now you can gain from his valuable insights. Whether you’re a dedicated player or a coach looking for new ways to inspire better performance on the courts, you’ll find it here in this fun and practical guide.
Part 1. Shotmaking
Chapter 1. Laserlike Ball Control
Chapter 2. Rock-Solid Stroke Mechanics
Chapter 3. Sizzling Serve and Return of Serve
Chapter 4. Creative Spin and Specialty Shots
Chapter 5. Mastering Technical Skills
Chapter 6. Winning Shot Combinations
Chapter 7. Decisive Shot Selection
Part 2. Training and Match Strategy
Chapter 8. Perception and Anticipation
Chapter 9. Reactions and Reflexes
Chapter 10. Footwork Skills and Conditioning
Chapter 11. Singles Strategy
Chapter 12. Doubles Strategy
Chapter 13. Handling Match Pressure
Chapter 14. Group and Team Training
Chapter 15. For a Change of Pace
Joe Dinoffer is a USPTA Master Professional with an extensive career in the tennis industry. He is founder and president of Oncourt Offcourt, Inc., and has conducted clinics and exhibitions in more than 50 countries. He has logged over 30,000 hours of instruction in English, Spanish, and German.
Dinoffer has written numerous articles for Tennis magazine, is a contributing editor for Tennis Industry magazine, and is the publisher of Coach Tennis America audio magazine. He is the author of 16 books, 20 videotapes, and more than 70 digital audiocassettes. Dinoffer is also a member of the Professional Tennis Registry and Intercollegiate Tennis Association. He is a frequent speaker at tennis conferences all over the world.
Dinoffer lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Monika, and their daughter, Kalindi.
"Whether you're a dedicated player or a coach, Tennis Practice Games will inspire better performance on the court through practical game-based drills."
Billie Jean King
"Tennis Practice Games offers a brilliant array of creative learning games that stimulate fun, enthusiasm, and excitement. Joe provides the perfect antidote to the boredom and monotony of repetitive drilling. This is a must for every teaching professional!"