Tennis & Racquetball
Biography and History
Open: An Autobiography
GV994.A43 A43 2009
The biggest revelation in this revealing autobiography is that Agassi hated tennis and was forced to become a tennis player by his father.
The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book
q GV992.B78 2008x
Compiled by the famous tennis journalist, this book is the ultimate compilation of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of tennis seasons, biographical sketches of major tennis personalities, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for the major events.
A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played
In 1937, with Europe on the brink of war, Don Budge, a 22-year-old American, and Baron Gottfried von Cramm of Germany, 28, competed for the Davis Cup. James Thurber described the Budge-Cramm five-set marathon as "the greatest match in the history of the world" and it wasn't just between two players. (Read a review in the Wall Street Journal.)
Born to Win: The Authorized Biography of Althea Gibson
GV994.G53 G73 2004
"The first African-American woman to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, Gibson (1927-2003) was one of the most gifted athletes, male or female, of the second half of the 20th century." -- Publishers Weekly
Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters
The history of Black tennis players in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Right Set: A Tennis Anthology
GV991.2 .R54 1999
From stately lawns and gentlemen players to Andre Agassi and Venus Williams: 65 great writings on tennis that chronicle the transformation of the sport.
A Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis
GV994.S16 S36 2008
In A Championís Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people "inside his head" finally opens up.
On the Line
GV994.W55 W55 2009
Williams talks about her childhood with four sisters and parents determined to make them tennis players.
Women's Tennis Tactics
GV1002.69.T7 A58 2007
Women's Tennis Tactics shows you how to play to your strengths and your opponents' weaknesses with more than 68 drills to practice match tactics.
Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique: Using Science to Improve Your Strokes
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.
Complete Conditioning for Tennis
GV1002.9.T7 C66 2007
Complete Conditioning for Tennis details how to make the most of your training time with exercises, drills, and programs designed to-assess your fitness level,-improve footwork,-increase speed and flexibility,-enhance stamina,-boost mental focus, and-prevent common injuries. Includes a 90-minute DVD.
GV1002.9.T7 R64 2011
This Human Kinetics book includes more than 72 of the most effective exercises for increasing strength, speed and agility, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action.
(DVD) GV1002.9.T7 D48 2007x
Provides an overview of proven drills that tennis coaches can employ to enhance the footwork of their athletes.
(DVD) GV1002.9.T7 D96 2004x
A Human Kinetics DVD that shows you how to get your muscles ready quickly and correctly for tennis training and competition using a dynamic warm-up.
(DVD) GV1002.9.T7 D965 2007x
Get a simple, yet easy-to-use, series of exercises, involving rotational activities that tennis players can utilize to prepare their bodies for the physical demands of their sport. Includes warm-up routines for three key areas of the body.
(DVD) GV1002.9.T7 E87 2007x
Get eight proven drills for developing the requisite skills and techniques involved in tennis, developing movement, ball position, execution, timing, concentration, control and consistency.
(DVD) GV1002.9.T7 M63 2011x
Covers tennis tactics, mentality, and conditioning at three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Browse the Catalog
For titles on tennis, browse the library catalog under the subject headings:
City of Pittsburgh Citiparks Tennis Program and Facilities
Look here for lessons and places to play tennis.
Tennis Courts of Allegheny County
Tennis Courts of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A map-oriented site that shows the location of all of the tennis courts in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This includes nine overview maps and three detail maps detailing the location of each of the 150+ tennis courts and tables. Created by John laPlante, a tennis fan and an interaction designer at MAYA Design.
USTA Middle States Section
The United States Tennis Association is organized geographically into 17 sections. The USTA/Middle States section (USTA/MS) encompasses Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey (exclusive of a 35-mile radius around New York City) and northwestern West Virginia.
Western Pennsylvania Platform Tennis Association
There are numerous paddle courts in the Pittsburgh region.
American Platform Tennis Association
The American Platform Tennis Association, APTA, is the governing body of the sport of Platform Tennis. Platform tennis was created as a game that could be played in the winter on a wooden deck.
Intercollegiate Tennis Association
The ITA is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men's and women's varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College.
The online version of Tennis Magazine with news, articles, and links
USPTA: US Professional Tennis Association
The world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals
United States Racquetball Association
Your comprehensive resource for the latest news, rulings, events listings, national rankings, publications, and programs.
USTA: United States Tennis Association
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sportís growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the US Open.
ATP World Tour (Association of Tennis Professionals)
The governing body for the men's professional tennis circuit
The major Australian tournament in January-February
The Davis Cup is an international team event in men's tennis run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
International Racquetball Federation
"Racquetball was invented by Joe Sobek in 1949 on a Connecticut handball court...By the early 70's, court clubs could be found in every state and the sport enjoyed a rapid and steady rise in popularity...Internationally, the sport has also attained great heights in its short history -- with World Championships held bi-annually since 1981, the addition of five International Olympic Committee approved events and its debut as a Pan American Games Sport in 1995."
International Tennis Federation
The site of the governing body of tennis
International Tennis Hall of Fame
A non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis
Roland Garros (French Open)
The major French tournament in May-June. An English version is available.
Women's Tennis Association
The site of the governing body of Women's professional tennis tour
The official site for the English tennis championships in June-July