The Art of Lawn Tennis

The Art of Lawn Tennis

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The Art of Lawn Tennis by William T. Tilden

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The past season brought the return to American courts of Mrs. May Sutton Bundy and Miss Mary Browne, in itself an event of sufficient importance to set the year apart as one of highest value.

The outstanding performances of the two juniors, Vincent Richards and Arnold Jones, must be regarded as worthy of permanent recognition and among the outstanding features of a noteworthy year. Thus it is with a sense of recording history- making facts that I turn to the events of 1921. WILLIAM T. TILDEN 2D
GERMANTOWN, PHILADELPHIA

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION PREFACE TO NEW EDITION

PART I: TENNIS TECHNIQUE--STROKES AND FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GAME

CHAPTER I

FOR NOVICES ONLY
II THE DRIVE
III SERVICE
IV THE VOLLEY AND OVERHEAD SMASH
V CHOP, HALF VOLLEY, AND COURT POSITION

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