This book is essentially a reference guide that those learning the game can use to support their training, written in a very understandable style. The author introduces the forehand, backhand and serve just like he would in a group situation with a group of beginner juniors. Here Patrick reveals the teaching techniques and progressions that can be followed by parents, aspiring coaches and anyone wishing to help beginner players get off to the right start. He moves on to show how he teaches topspin and slice to an individual and the basic volley. Patrick then subtly takes the reader into sections that intermediate and advanced players can really benefit from. These sections include the return of serve, approach shot, advanced volley and overhead. He moves on to look in depth at shots such as the lob, half volley and drop shot. His sections on fitness and how to prepare for a match will really help those who desire to be ready and compete well on the tennis court.