Amazing Sports: Tennis
Amazing Sports: Tennis
Amazing Sports: Tennis

Amazing Sports: Tennis

Lori Dittmer (Author)

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Get the ball rolling with this high-interest introduction to tennis, the sport known for its low nets and rackets. Also included is a biographical story about professional tennis players Venus and Serena Williams.

Part of the Amazing Sports series

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Readers are served tennis basics in this introductory volume of the "Amazing Sports" series (6 titles). Its five chapters, each about four pages long, offer succinct descriptions of the sport’s history, equipment, game structure, player positions, and major competitions and organizations. A crisp, full-page photo of a player (or players) in action fills one side of every spread, accompanied by a tennis-fact caption. The main text supports newly independent readers with its large font size, roomy line spacing, and considerable white space. Occasionally, the chapters’ brevity causes confusion: the game-set-match structure could have benefited from another sentence or two, and a diagram of the court would have been useful. Nevertheless, readers will learn some tennis terms and grasp the game’s fundamentals. A brief profile of the Williams sisters brings this title to a close.

–Julia Smith, Booklist , 4/1/2020