Few players can serve like Andy Roddick or Venus Williams, and rifle returns as quickly as Andre Agassi, but all the games elite athletes have 10 characteristics in common that enable them to play their best possible tennis. As a professional player, an elite coach, and a coach of top coaches, author Nick Saviano has seen the difference that mindset can make. Now, in Maximum Tennis
, Saviano draws together the common links shared by the best players"elements you can use to reach your full potential.
Play from the heart. Simplify your stroke. Focus on the elements you control. Play to your personal strengths. Maximum Tennis
distills the nature of championship play into its essence, helping you play to your strengths and enjoy the game every time you step on the court. Some of the best to ever play and coach add their own examples to each of Savianos lessons. Contributors include Jim Courier, Chris Evert, Nick Bollettieri, Billie Jean King, Stan Smith, and many more.
According to Saviano, great players arent born; theyre made. In Maximum Tennis
, this internationally recognized coach draws from his experience on the courts and behind the scenes with some of the sports top names. He reveals concepts any player can learn"and every coach can teach"to help you reach your full potential and enhance your love of the game.
Foreword by Chris Evert
Chapter 1. Visualize Your Ultimate Player
Chapter 2. Embrace Your Playing Personality
Chapter 3. Customize Tactics
Chapter 4. Optimize Technique
Chapter 5. Let Movement Flow
Chapter 6. Simulate for Success
Chapter 7. Focus On What You Can Control
Chapter 8. Guarantee Success
Chapter 9. Synergize In Doubles
Chapter 10. Play From the Heart
Nick Saviano is the director of coaching education for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and is considered one of the leading tennis coaching educators in the world today. He is an internationally recognized developmental coach, having worked with and developed many players who have gone on to become some of the best in the world. He is a highly sought after public speaker and has presented at tennis coaching conventions throughout the world.
A world-class professional for nine years, Saviano achieved ranking in the top 50 in singles and has had wins over numerous top 10 players. His positions within the USTA have included National Coach and Director of Men's Tennis. He is a master professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and was named Touring Coach of the Year in 1993.
Saviano has written for many publications on all aspects of the game, including Tennis magazine. He is also an editor for the USTA High Performance Coaching Newsletter which goes out to approximately 25,000 coaches quarterly. He resides in Davie, Florida with his wife Jenny, and three daughters, Nicole, Amanda, and Jennifer.
"Only a few people in the sport of tennis have the background of Nick Saviano to take a player's tennis to the next level of excellence. You should buy it!"
Nick BollettieriAuthor: Saviano, NickPublication Date: 07-10-2002