Vic Braden: The legacy of a coach, researcher and visionary
Keywords:coaching, instruction, vision, humour, legacy
Vic Braden, one of the greatest tennis coaches of all time, passed away in October 2014. Braden was a player, teacher, coach, psychologist, journalist and author. However, above all, he was a major force in tennis due to his vision which influences how tennis is taught at all levels. This article is a reflection on some of the facets of his career through the books and resources he produced. “Vic Braden doesn’t just teach you how to play tennis; he teaches you how to love it”.
Braden, V. et Bruns, B. (1976). Vic Braden’s Tennis for the Future.
Braden, V. et Bruns, B. (1982). Teaching Children Tennis the Vic Braden Way.
Braden, V. et Bruns, B. (1990). Vic Braden’s Quick Fixes: Expert Cures for Common Tennis Problems. Little Brown & Co. NY
Braden, V. et Wool, R. (1993). Vic Braden’s Mental Tennis: How to Psych Yourself to a Winning Game. Little Brown & Co. NY.
Braden, V. et Bruns, B. (1996). Vic Braden’s Laugh and Win at Doubles. Little Brown & Co. NY.
Braden, V. et Bruns, B. (1998). Tennis 2000: Strokes, Strategy, and Psychology for a Lifetime. Little Brown & Co. NY.
Braden, V. et Philipps, L. (1986). Sportsathon: Puzzles, Jokes, Facts & Games (Puffin story books).
Braden, V. (2012). If I’m Only 22, How Come I’m 82?—Tennis Is More than Just a Sport.
Martin, C., Pestre, B. et Peter, J. (2014). Les technologies au service de l’analyse technique – Hommage à Gil de Kermadec, ITF CSSR, 62, 17-18.
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