In the modern game, baseliners have a variety of weapons to dictate play and hit winners from both wings. The Beat the Baseliner DVD will show you how to recognize and overcome these strengths for both the consistent and the aggressive baseliner. See the key strategic situations in the baseline game, the shotmaking and tactics to keep them off balance, and the best drills and games to reinforce these skills in practice. It?s like hiring your own elite-level tennis coach!
Hosted by Paul Annacone, coach of Tim Henman and former coach of Pete Sampras, TENNIS Magazines Tactical Tennis Series reveals the key strategies and tactics necessary for overcoming any type of opponent. Other DVDs in the series include Know Your Own Game, Neutralize the Net-Rusher, and Attack the All-Court Player.
Paul Annacone has been one of the world's leading tennis professionals for the past 20 years. Best known as the coach who guided tennis legend Pete Sampras to nine Grand Slam titles and six year-end number 1 world rankings over eight years, Annacone currently coaches world top-10 player Tim Henman from Great Britain. A former professional player on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour, Annacone reached as high as the number 12 world ranking in singles and the number 3 ranking in doubles. He has been a player representative on the ATP Board of Directors, and has served as managing director of the United States Tennis Associations (USTA) High Performance Division. Annacone is the senior instruction editor for TENNIS Magazine.
"Paul understands there is more to the game than simply hitting the ball. To be successful, a player requires technique and strategy. This balance is incorporated throughout TENNIS Magazine?s Tactical Tennis, and the result is an amazing DVD series that will help players at every level improve."
Pete Sampras No. 1 world-ranked player (1993-1998) and 14-time Grand Slam winner
"Paul has a terrific knowledge of the game and can really help people at all levels learn the most effective ways to play the game and get the most of their potential."
Tim Henman Top-ranked British tennis player
"Paul does a great job balancing technique and strategy to help players at all levels learn how to play the game better. Throughout this series, his experience and know how shine through, providing the viewer with a true understanding of the tactics and what it takes to improve."
Chris Evert Former No. 1 world-ranked champion
Running Time: Approximately 55 minutes