Everything you want to know about the men's and women's pro tennis tour
|NET NOTES is divided into 5 sections, a compact resource for winning more matches.||
Practicing & Work
This section contains information about tennis lessons and player expectations, practicing the return of serve, the usage of baseline shots as basis for a solid game, and honing skills from every part of the court. The paragraph Whats in your toolbox? ends with the advice that tennis is a game of emergencies so make sure your practices reflect the concept held as truth by first responders and train until you own it!
Doubles Tactic &
Tactical choices and shot placement are part of this section, as well as keeping the ball out of your opponents reach. Interesting paragraphs about overcoming the fear of No Mans Land and the importance of reading your opponent. The chapter Great players know when they must go on the defensive ends with If you play low-quality offense when high-quality defense can be employed more effectively, youre not playing good tennis.
Basic Singles Logic
and Some Technical Essentials
How do you get from rally to attack mode? What does it mean to have an explosive and immediate first reaction? Brushing the ball for topspin effect. These are some of the items being explained, in addition to the importance of footwork for the most dangerous of shots, the overhead. Howie writes If you attack they will lob as sure as the sun shines in Florida.
This short section concentrates a little on the Tennis Code of Conduct and the importance of not slowing the match down but keeping the game moving along at a reasonable pace.
Howie ends the book writing about trying to never underestimate shots that appear easy and describing that tennis court competence builds confidence, not the other way around. His conclusion is Doubles is a team sport and demands a firm understanding of good positioning and sound shot selection to succeed at any level. Learn the strategy of the game and youll always be in demand.
NET NOTES is an easy to understand resource for the beginning player starting out and the experienced player wanting to get better and win more matches. Howie Burnett has an excellent comprehension of the importance of court positioning, shot selection and player choices in a tennis match. He uses down to earth terms everyone can relate to, utilizing real life match play situations throughout. The compact, 50 page format allows a player to place the booklet in their tennis bag and have it handy as a valuable resource.