“The Game of Badminton” contains a concise guide to the game of badminton, with information on tactics and strategy for singles play. Badminton is a racket sport whereby a shuttlecock is hit back and forth across a net. Although larger teams are possible, it is most commonly played in "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side). This volume contains all the information needed to learn the game of badminton, and as such it is highly recommended for new players. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of the rugby.
This handy little guide gives you everything you need to know about the basics of playing golf. It’ll help you improve your game off the tee, on the fairways and on the greens. It’s not meant to be a complete coaching course. Rather, it offers a range of tips and techniques for you to try out. For that’s the weird thing about the game of golf. There’s no right or wrong way to swing or grip your club, no right stance to take or way to position your ball. What works for one player (infuriatingly) probably won’t work for another. We can’t promise you’ll end up a Tiger (actually, you probably don’t want to be a Tiger), a Rory or a Phil, but we can promise that you’ll think about your game a little differently and as a result improve. Happy swinging!
Renowned novelist and screenwriter Mark Frost turns his eye for golf to an event so famous that it’s grown to the stuff of legend. In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era—Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan—against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. Frost recounts this dramatic tale from start to finish, detailing the match that vaulted golf out of the shadows and into the national spotlight.
Based on the hugely successful Complete Guide to Stretching,
this new series from Chris Norris is a sport-specific three-phase
programme of stretching, from beginner level, through intermediate
stretches, to advanced dynamic development. Chris introduces the book
with some advice on self-assessment and warm-ups, and at the end of the
book there is a training log to assess development and a handy section
on treating injuries encountered in racquet sports.
With stretches illustrated with full-colour photography, and in a handy sports bag-sized format, Stretching for Racquet Sports is your ideal partner on court.
From Jones's Woods, America's first amusement resort, to Coney Island during the golden age of the mid-1900s, and well beyond into the twenty-first century, the thrills of the amusement park have been a treasured part of childhood for Americans from coast to coast. Though many of the country's grand amusement treasures have now vanished, and many other parks are struggling for survival, their memory and legacy are very much alive: there will be a fascination with these American classics as long as the clatter of the old coaster cars and the thumping of the carousel band organ remains. Through thoroughly researched text and historic images, Amusement Parks author and park enthusiast Jim Hillman captures the sights, smells, and continuing vitality of a grand American tradition.
Instant workout is a handy guide that brings together more than 150 wonderful exercises from Infinite Ideas’ bestsellers, Instant body conditioning, Instant ab workouts and Instant dance workouts. The ideas from Instant body conditioning and Instant ab workouts will help you tone up, and those from Instant dance workouts will help you get fit and fight the flab in a way that’s more fun than slaving away on the treadmill or cross-trainer. Have fun shaping up!
“Brave and ballsy . . . the internal chaos that prompts Sekules’ rage and desire to retaliate is a more original, fascinating place to visit than any gym.” —Salon.com The Boxer’s Heart is a brilliantly candid memoir of the world of women’s boxing, now updated and with a new afterword. Written in raw and vivid style, it tells the story of how a young everywoman moves to New York City to write and, through struggles and disappointments in her personal life, rises through the ranks at the famed Gleason’s Gym to box professionally. Sekules’s account unfolds with the pace and depth of a great novel, crammed with larger-than-life characters and piercing observations. Any woman who has grappled with anger and trust in her relationships, been nagged by insecurity at the gym, or wondered what it feels like to throw a punch will identify with this witty and honest account of “ the sweet science of bruising.” “It’s a knockout, folks . . . The Boxer’s Heart is a winner, on all cards.” —Newsweek “What is most captivating about Sekules’ love letter to boxing is how she reconciles the feminine proclivity for tenderness and nurturing with their simultaneous ability to knock one another out, to unleash fury in a controlled and respectful way.” —Oprah.com “Sekules . . . is appealingly self-aware . . . [and] gives us a sense of women’s boxing as a thriving movement.” —The New York Times Book Review “This is a story of self-discovery, about finding out what you love, and then doing it—with passion, with a boxer’s heart.” —Kirkus Reviews
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