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Tennis Past 50


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Playing smarter, not harder; upgrading your equipment; hitting your best strokes; conditioning for a stronger game; eating for competition; winning strategies for different opponents; improving your doubles play; playing tennis throughout the years.

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Now a 50-plus player himself, Tony Trabert has been playing tennis since he was six years old. He was the top-ranked player in the world in 1953 and 1955 and was just named president of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Trabert won three of four grand slams, missing only the Australian Championships, and 10 majors in singles and doubles including Wimbledon and the U.S. and French Championships (now referred to as Opens). Trabert played for the Davis Cup team five times with one win and later served as Davis Cup captain for five years with the team winning twice. He currently works as a television commentator for CBS Sports and Nine Network Australia. He has covered the U.S. Open since 1973 and Wimbledon since 1986, as well as the French Open at Roland Garros, and he's written two books on tennis. He knows many other players of renown who've continued playing into their 70s and 80s--some of whom are featured in this book.Trabert and his wife, Vicki, are residents of Ponte Vedra, Florida.Ronald L. Witchey is a biomechanist with a specialization in aging and tennis. His research on the benefits of tennis playing on functional fitness in older adults has been presented at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Teachers Conference, the annual meeting of the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Sport-Specific Training Conference. He has also given numerous talks on circuit training, sports medicine, and biomechanics.A lifetime member of USTA and a former member of the USTA Sport Science Committee, Witchey is the former head men's tennis coach at California State University at Fullerton, where he has been a professor in the division of kinesiology and health promotion for the past 37 years. He's currently the fitness director at SeaCliff Golf and Tennis Club, and he continues to teach biomechanics and anatomy at California State University.Witchey holds a PhD in kinesiology from the University of Southern California. He lives in Placentia, California, with his wife, Ceci.


"""Our definition of great tennis changes as we grow older. Tony Trabert's book will teach you how to play your best tennis at any age and retainor rekindleyour love for the sport."""
Billie Jean King

"""Aging doesn't have to mean losing your edge. Tony Trabert has been at or among the top throughout the years, and he will teach anyone how to play their best, not just past 50, but at any age."""
Chris Evert

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