Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique: Using Science to Improve Your Strokes

By Duane Knudson

The science of tennis technique is explained in this guide that practically applies the lessons learned from studying the forces and motions of tennis strokes. Through the implementation of six basic biomechanical principles, players can make subtle adjustments to their strokes, creating stroke variations that not only improve their game but also reduce their risk of injury. Detailed line drawings; stroke analysis and sequence photos of top touring pros; action photographs and high-speed video images; and an exploration of the benefits of video replay provide players with a variety of useful techniques for improving their game.

Duane Knudson, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert on the biomechanics of tennis. He is a professor in the department of kinesiology and an associate dean of the College of Communication and Education at California State University-Chico. He has served several terms on the Sport Science Committee of the United States Tennis Association. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and the author of Fundamentals of Biomechanics.

"Dr. Knudson has integrated the latest scientific information with tennis teaching technique to provide the reader with exceptional insight into the biomechanics and proper technique of tennis. This book has both amazing descriptions and detailied figures to provide a greater understanding of this important topic. I highly recommend this text." Todd S. Ellenbecker MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS; Chairman USTA Sport Science Committee; Clinic Director, Physiotherapy Associates, Scottsdale Sports Clinic
Book Specifications
Chapters 6
Parts 1
Pages 128
Cover Paperback
Size 6 × 9
ISBN 0-9722759-4-0