Daniel McCain E-book - Building a Champion: The fundamentals of playing and coaching tennis

Dan McCain - Building a Champion
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Building a Champion: The fundamentals of playing and coaching tennis

by Daniel McCain


The book that started it all and established Daniel McCain as a best selling author in this genre. The game of tennis is deceptively simple and yet infinitely complex and in his first book Building a Champion, Coach McCain describes both to the layman and the expert the intricacies of playing and coaching.

In every stroke, certain things must happen for it to be a technically sound shot - things that all the pros have in common. These main ingredients are offered in easy to understand terminology with photos to help the reader visualize. The psychology of the game and the science of success across a range of fields is examined as Coach McCain puts a microscope on how players become great.

As a former manager of player development for the USTA, a coach on the ATP and WTA pro tours, a Division 1 college coach, a Director of a high performance tennis academy, and having worked with dozens of other USTA and ATP Tour coaches over the years, his students have gone on to play in the grand slams. They have also received top college scholarships and achieved the highest national and international rankings. A lifetime of knowledge is offered here to the reader in this book.

About Dan McCain

Born in 1979, Dan McCain has tennis in his blood. His father was Director of Tennis at Saddlebrook in Tampa and Dan and his sister both became College coaches. As a player he had career wins over players like James Blake, Taylor Dent and Robert Kendrick, but considers the highlight of his playing career to be winning the Boy’s 18 and Under US National Indoor title, just weeks after signing for a scholarship to play at the University of Michigan, where he graduated in Journalism and Psychology. His highest junior world ranking of 126 was achieved in 1998.

As a coach, Dan has travelled and helped players on the ATP and WTA tours. He has been a Division 1 College Coach, Tennis Academy Director, and USTA Manager of Player Development.

Dan is currently the Head Tennis Professional at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club in Virginia Beach. His proudest coaching accolades include being awarded the 2012 USTA Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year and the 2013 PTR Mid Atlantic Pro of the Year.He contributes to numerous magazines and is the author of  Building A Champion: The Fundamentals of Playing & Coaching Tennis, as well as a goal setting journal called The I Formation: A Journal for Tennis, Goals & Life. Momentum on the ATP Tour is his third book. For more information visit DanMcCain.com.