Tennis is a fun, fast-paced sport that is a great way to stay in shape, as well as to spend time with friends and family. It is also, however, a relatively complicated game with it's own set of rules and regulations, terms to be defined, equipment needed and so on. Simply grabbing a tennis racquet and hitting the clay court are not even close to enough to prepare you for playing tennis. Tennis Beginners Guide, provides an accessible introduction to the basics of the game of tennis. The guide helps to define all the terms related to equipment, the court, hits, rules of the game, and more. It then goes on to detail the mindset of the successful tennis player, discussing the psychology of tennis and how to use it to your advantage. The guide begins by laying out the basic terms that tennis players will need to familiarize themselves with if they are to get the most out of their game. Players will need to understand the following terms: Baseline Service line Alleys The basic tennis strokes are laid out and explained: Ground strokes Volley Service Drive Stop Volley Chop Half volley/trap shot Smash Lob The guide then discusses different ball spins to begin to familiarize you with the different types of shots you will need to learn. The type of spin you put on the ball will determine not only its velocity, but the trajectory of the ball as well. This is where you can best control your shot. The tennis court itself must be to the standards defined for professional tennis courts. The guide discusses what makes an tennis court appropriately sized and laid out for traditional tennis play. With all the "nuts and bolts" defined, the Tennis Beginners Guide begins to get into the "nitty gritty" of theory of how to play tennis. A basic outline for beginners shots is provided. This section also provides a number of key hints and tips that all beginning tennis players need to remember. Keeping your eye on the ball, not the racquet, for example, is one of the biggest and hardest parts of tennis to learn. The guide then goes on to discuss how to control your strokes and manage the game. This is where different ways of actually gripping the racquet are discussed. It also goes over beginners strokes, how they are used and when best used. Court position is also discussed. Next, the guide touches on the psychology of tennis. It is a mind game as much as a physical one. Momentum is a huge psychological element. A few good serves or volleys from your opponent can make you begin to make mistakes as you get flustered trying to counter their moves. The same goes for your opponent. The guide discusses how to stay calm and to use this psychology to your advantage against your opponent. The psychology is different depending on the type of game played. The guide discusses the psychology of match play, as well as doubles matches. It also discusses the psychology of the physical nature of the game. Each type of game must be approached differently and the guide provides a detailed explanation of the ins and outs of each type of match play. While tennis is great fun and a great way to keep active, you are likely to be disappointed at your performance if you grab a racquet and hit the court. Tennis is a complex sport that requires a in depth understanding of the rules and it takes time to perfect each element of the game. And while tennis is most definitely a physical sport, it is also a mental one as well. Tennis Beginners Guide provides all the information you need to get started playing tennis properly, armed with all the information you need to start improving your game.