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Squash: The Skills of the Game (Skills of the game)
David Pearson
1861264216
December 2001
Paperback
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Winning Lacrosse for Girls
Becky Swissler
0816051844
December 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up-The cover photo of a girl outfitted in a traditional pleated kilt and catching a ball with an outdated wooden stick belies the modern and timely instruction held within this book's pages. Well organized, clear, and concise, this guide begins with the basics that every player should know, but also delves into crucial team-related concepts, such as zone defense, offensive sets, and team transitional drills. Couching her teachings between two bookends-that of the history of the game and conditioning drills appropriate for the all-around lacrosse player-the author begins with fundamental one-on-one skills. Accurate (albeit black-and-white) pictures accompany the instruction in a logical and clear fashion. Swissler addresses progressively higher level concepts for every position on the field from the...


Althea Gibson
Beatrice Gormley
0689871872
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.


Racket Sports Collectibles
Robert Everitt
0764316478
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
With a huge international following, widespread media coverage, and many "superstar" players, lawn tennis has become one of the most popular sporting events in the world today. This fascinating book contains a wonderful assortment of vintage items related to lawn tennis and other games played with rackets: squash, badminton, table tennis, and more. Featured are a gamesman's delight: collectibles of a favorite sport including books, magazines, tournament programs and tickets, playing cards, rackets and other equipment, photographs, artwork, postcards, ceramic figurines, trophies, jewelry, and more dating from the 1890s forward. Detailed captions provide descriptions, measurements, dates, and current values for each item shown. To guide collectors, the author provides historical background on each of the games and a...


A Thinking Person's Guide Racquetball
Radsdale
0072302615
Aug 1998
Paperback
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Explosive Lifting for Sports
Harvey Newton
0736041729
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
...teaches progressions for the snatch, clean, jerk, pulling assistance exercises, squats, and other lifts ...explains how to perform each lift safely with step-by- step instructions

About the Author
Harvey S. Newton is a leading figure in the world of weightlifting. Not only is he a former U.S. Olympic team weightlifting coach and former executive director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), but he was also the first U.S. national coach and the first U.S. member of the International Weightlifting Federation’s Scientific and Research Committee. He is the former editor in chief of NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal. Newton holds an MA in sociology from the University of Colorado. A member of the USA Weightlifting Hall...


Badminton
Michael W. Metzler
0205323693
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This guide to badminton uses the Personalized Sport Instruction model of teaching (PSI), which is widely respected as an effective, interactive, student-centered teaching model. This workbook, as part of a six-book series, features a common organization and framework for planning, managing, implementing, and evaluating the fundamentals of learning badminton. Each module includes specific directions for setting up learning tasks and criteria for demonstrating mastery. For anyone interested in the sport of badminton.

From the Back Cover
This guide to badminton uses the Personalized Sport Instruction model of teaching (PSI), which is widely respected as an effective, interactive, student-centered teaching model.This workbook, as part of a six-book series, features a...


The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Racquetball and Squash (The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Sports, 18)
Robert G. Price, Maryanne Haselow-Dulin (Editor)
193254917X
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Racquetball and Squash is the most comprehensive and up-to-date racquetball and squash-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round racquetball and squash-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other racquetball or squash book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book takes you from the off-season to the in-season, and is loaded with dozens of tips and pointers to help you maximize your training and improve your performance. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight...


Science and Racket Sports 2
A. Lees (Editor)
0419230300
June 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Racket sports pose the challenge of combining physical agility, ball, racket and eye coordination, tactical analysis and physical and psychological endurance. Because of these combinations they are challenging to both sports scientists and to the coach. There have been major thrusts in optimizing the preparation of individuals and teams for competition, improving design of equipment and facilities, quantitative analysis of performance and tactics and the recognition and development of young players. Conventional sport science criteria including biomechanics, ergonomics, physiology, psychology and notational analysis. are recognized as being important in these developments but meaningless unless appreciated and applied by the practitioners in their respective sports.


The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Badminton (The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Sports, 2)
Robert G. Price, Maryanne Haselow-Dulin (Editor)
1932549005
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
We have changed the description for this book, please insert the following for our new description. The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Badminton is the most comprehensive and up-to-date badminton-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round badminton-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other badminton book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book takes you from the off-season to the in-season, and is loaded with dozens of tips and pointers to help you maximize your training and improve your performance. ...


Racquetball
Michael W. Metzler
0205323723
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This guide to raquetball uses the Personalized Sport Instruction model of teaching (PSI), which is widely respected as an effective, interactive, student-centered teaching model. This workbook, as part of a six-book series, features a common organization and framework for planning, managing, implementing, and evaluating the fundamentals of learning badminton. Each module includes specific directions for setting up learning tasks and criteria for demonstrating mastery. For anyone interested in the sport of raquetball.

From the Back Cover
This guide to raquetball uses the Personalized Sport Instruction model of teaching (PSI), which is widely respected as an effective, interactive, student-centered teaching model.This workbook, as part of a six-book series, features...


Skills, Drills and Strategies for Badminton
Don C. Paup
1890871125
August 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Ian McKenzies Squash Skills
Ian McKenzie
186126495X
April 2002
Paperback
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On the Court With... Jennifer Capriati
Glenn Stout
0316164747
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Table Tennis: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)
Larry Hodges
0873224035
April 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
You have taken your first step to success in learning table tennis with the purchase of this book. Table Tennis: Steps to Success combines the knowledge and experience of master teacher Larry Hodges with the latest developments in learning how to become a proficient player. Table Tennis: Steps to Success is a unique guide designed to maximize your table tennis progress. It is a breakthrough in sport skill instruction through its development of complete learning progressions—the steps to success. You will climb 15 steps on your way to table tennis success. Each step (chapter) • explains why the concept or skill is important, • identifies the keys to correct technique, • helps you correct common errors, • explains how to practice each skill in realistic ways, • lists specific...


Science and Racket Sports
Hughes
0419185003
December 1994
Hardcover
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Science and Racket Sports III
Adrian Lees
0415338409
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Science and Racket Sports III will contain the peer-reviewed papers and keynote addresses presented at the combined 3rd World Congress of Science and Racket Sports and 8th International Table Tennis Federation Sports Science Congress.
The conference presents cutting edge research in racket sports science along the five key themes of Notational Match Analysis, Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, and Sports Physiology, and embraces a broad spectrum of the issues being examined by contemporary sports scientists.


Step by Step Tennis and Racket Sports: The Complete Ilustrated Guide
Diagram Group
1552070352
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Covers the sports of tennis, badminton, squash, racquetball and paddle games including table tennis, paddleball, and platform tennis. North American and international rules, clear visual explanations of courts, equipment and skills are laid out using stop-action drawings and photos that break complex movements down into easy-to-understand and -copy parts. Timing, strokes, proper forehand and backhand grip, service positions, volley, lob, and smash and drop shots, among others become easier to accomplish with this practical and informative book. A success when it was originally published in 1978, Step by Step Tennis gives good value for money and is an efficient addition to the library of anyone who plays, or wants to play any of the sports it covers.


Raising Big Smiling Tennis Kids: A Complete Roadmap for Every Parent and Coach
Keith Kattan
1932421114
January 2006
Paperback
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PAM SHRIVER, professional tennis player, television analyst, and tennis hall of famer
"A book every parent and coach will want for the tennis kid in their lives."

INSIDE TENNIS magazine
"Step-by-step program to take a young child from the novice level to the pros or into tennis business career."

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Squash : A History of the Game
George Plimpton (Foreword), James Zug
0743229908
September 23, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this detailed account of a sport few Americans know much about, Zug, a former Dartmouth squash player and freelance writer, intersperses throughout his narrative elements of surprise with analogies and references to draw readers into this unfamiliar terrain. For instance, he begins by explaining that squash, known primarily as an elitist endeavor reserved for prep schoolers and yuppies, developed in London's Fleet Prison in the early 1800s. But Zug makes squash relevant by capturing an interesting parallel between the game and American social movements as he details squash's evolution from the pastime of America's most exclusive universities and clubs to the emergence of women on the American squash scene in the 1920s and America's fitness obsession in the late 1970s and '80s, which made the game accessible to...


Tennis
Christin Ditchfield
0516225898
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Racquetball Fundamentals (Sports Fundamentals Series)
Jim Winterton
073605233X
April 9, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Establishes the basic techniques and skills required of the game, including strokes, serves, scoring, equipment and etiquette for both singles and doubles play.

About the Author
With more than 30 years of experience coaching athletes from the beginner to the elite levels, Jim Winterton is recognized as one of the best racquetball coaches in the world. He is director of the High Performance Racquetball Camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has coached the U.S. national team for 12 years. During this time he has led his teams to five Tournaments of the Americas team crowns (1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2002) and three first-place standings in the Pan American Games (1995, 1999, and 2003). Winterton also served a brief term as coach of the U.S. junior national team before...


Knockdown
Dick Francis
0425210243
March 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
For a generous commission, ex-prize-winning jockey Jonah Dereham agrees to bid on a young steeplechaser on behalf of a wealthy American woman. But immediately following the auction two thugs demand ownership of the horse. Now Jonah must figure out the high-stakes game being played--before he becomes its next casualty.


Serena and Venus Williams
Mary Hill
0516258672
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
An introduction to the two African-American sisters who became sensational successes in the professional tennis world.


Badminton (Skills of the Game)
Mark Golds
186126433X
April 2002
Paperback
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How to Play Tennis
Venus Williams, Serena Williams
0756605822
July 19, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
How To Play Tennis, by Venus and Serena Williams, is the perfect courtside companion for young tennis players of all levels. Detailed photography and text explain everything about the game of tennis‹from dressing for the court and holding a racket to executing the perfect lob and smash. The Williams sisters offer pro tips, demonstrate the techniques that took them to the top, and inspire young readers become the best tennis players they can be.

About the Author
With more than 50 combined singles titles and 10 Grand Slam singles victories, Venus and Serena Williams have been dominating women's tennis since the late 1990s. Despite the inevitable rivalry, the Williams sisters remain close friends and as partners have 6 Grand Slam doubles victories and a Gold Medal at the 2000...

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