Abilene tennis pro/coach Rick Meyers has produced five new books of tennis lessons and tips for players of all ages and levels, from beginners to champions.
The Making of a Champion deals with the physical part of the game as well as commitment to improving ($20, 8 ½ by 11 paperback, autographed).
Meyers obviously knows tennis, having been a high school (Abilene Cooper) and college (TCU) champion who went on to play on the pro tennis circuit for three years and directed Abilene’s pro tournament for 14 years. He has taught more than 135 players who earned college scholarships, and in recent years has coached tennis at Texas A&M and Hardin-Simmons.
“As a teaching pro since 1983,” Meyers writes, “I have always wanted to share everything I know about tennis with everyone and anyone who was willing to learn.”
The Mindset of a Champion concerns the all-important mental aspects of tennis, or pretty much any other sport ($20, 8 ½ by 11 paperback, autographed).
The Management of a Champion covers parenting issues, role models, sportsmanship, and other topics ($20, 8 ½ by 11 paperback, autographed).
Wristy Tennis focuses on developing a strong wrist and using it effectively ($20, 8 ½ by 11 paperback, autographed).
The Meyers Tennis Drill Book is a spiral-bound volume for tennis coaches at all levels. It consists of 118 illustrated drills as well as more than 50 practical tips to improve players’ physical and mental approaches to the game ($20, 8 ½ by 11 paperback, autographed).