Art of Badminton

ISBN-10: 144373781X
ISBN-13: 9781443737814
Edition: 2008
Author(s): George Thomas
Description: Originally published in 1930. The author was All-England Singles Champion of that time. A fascinating look at the sport at that time, accompanied with advice that is still useful and practical today. Contents Include: The Racket and How To Hold It -  More...
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Copyright Year: 2008
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Originally published in 1930. The author was All-England Singles Champion of that time. A fascinating look at the sport at that time, accompanied with advice that is still useful and practical today. Contents Include: The Racket and How To Hold It - Footwork and Poise - Stroke Production - The Smash - The Lob (Or Clear) - Drop-Shots - The Drive - Service - Return of Service - Feinting - Tactics (General Ideas) - Doubles (Side by Side Formation) - Doubles (Back and Front Formation) - Singles - Match Winning. With photographic illustrations. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Wilson Smith is professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Davis. Thomas Bender is University Professor of the Humanities and a professor of history at New York University. He is the author of Toward an Urban Vision: Ideas and Institutions in Nineteenth-Century America, winner of the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize of the Organization of American Historians; New York Intellect: A History of Intellectual Life in New York City from 1750 To The Beginnings of Our Own Time; Intellect and Public Life: Essays on the Social History of Academic Intellectuals in the United States; and Community and Social Change in America; all published by Johns Hopkins.Philip P. Boucher is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and author of Cannibal Encounters: Europeans and Island Caribs, 1492ndash;1763, also published by Johns Hopkins.George Thomas is an assistant professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. He previously taught at Williams College.

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