Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A couple of tennis lessons from the great Bill Tilden

Bill Tilden was the first great tennis superstar.

In 1950, he was voted by the AP sportswriters as the greatest player of the half-century.

His record 6 straight U.S. Open championships (1920-25) may never be beaten.

He led the U.S. to 7 consecutive Davis Cup victories (1920-26), a record still unmatched.

His instructional book Match Play and the Spin of the Ball (1925) is still regarded as an all-time classic and a tennis masterpiece.

Here are a couple of lessons from the player whom tennis history might call: The Master himself.

Best, Gary

Videos courtesy of tom47usa

(Watch them on You Tube.)

Beginner lesson

Advanced lesson

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