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Tennis by Ricardo Cayolla

In 2007 I presented my fourth book on tennis -  the others were published in 2001, 2002 and 2004. After publishing the last I felt empty. Eight years have passed before now presenting the fifth. Over these years I experienced a wide range of situations, both in tennis and out of it, in several domais and from diferent perspectives.

The book does not aim to be more than it appears to be: a flip book with simple and concise presentation of facts I consider important in the world of tennis, at both the highest level and in the amateur sphere. The reader has the chance to have "two books in one". Firstly, the tennis strokes considered classic; and secondly, modern strokes. Controversy aside, the evolution of tennis strokes depends greatly on the material and the practice component.

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Ténis - O Que Mudou

Editora Horizonte, May 2007.

The fourth book "Tennis - What Changed" (2007) began to dawn when two factors were crossed in my head, one internal and one external: compulsive reading more and more books on history and management allied to my difficulty in answering ace-founded many people who ask me things as simple as why the importance of the profiles of rackets or the difference in the types of balls, or else how do you coached before, or why there someone who, in a given season, stands out clearly from the rest.

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Ténis - O Poder da Mente 

Editora Horizonte, May 2004

In this third book "Tennis - The Power of the Mind" (2004) I invited two persons, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, renowed portuguese political analist and Lluis Bruguera, one of the best tennis coaches in the world. Because it is a book that touches on several areas - because of the mental aspect - and it is a closed cycle, my goal was to have some comments from people several areas with whom I spent time throughout my life, both as a friend, student, or professional tennis player.
With a specific characterization of the mental aspect of tennis, I finish the trilogy, namely I embrace all aspects of my involvement in tennis: a historical, educational, technical, physical and mental, the latter being the most clearly separated integrator, the more open to possible extrapolations for other activities.

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Ténis - Sistema Técnico

Optifone, May 2002.

In the second book "Tennis - Technical System" (2002), in the case of a highly technical and scientific work, I invited a renowned expert in the world of technical part (Dr. Miguel Crespo technical researcher of the International Tennis Federation), an experienced trainer top of the world (Professor Salvador Sosa, former coach of players like Sergi Bruguera, Alex Corrteja and Andrei Medvedev) and a reference to tennis in Portugal as a player and coach (José Vilela). Each one in his area has been unanimous in recognizing this work as a plus for the training of tennis, being a new approach to the training of trainers made ​​by yourself. With this proposed training the focus goes directly on the player's performance. More specifically, characterize the modality in a scientific manner, propose solutions training, venture a training system. So far I know of no other published training system that is as integrated and multidisciplinary, without losing objectivity and pragmatism workout day-to-day.

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O Ténis

Plátano Editora, October 2001

In the first book "Tennis" (2001), a unique book in Portugal and abroad, I invited João Lagos, one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world of tennis, to do the foreword. While I was a player, João has always supported me and for me it was an honor that he had accepted the invitation to do the foreword. With a table book people get to know a little lightly tennis, in its various aspects: historical, technical, tactical, physical and psychological, rules and trivia. Since 1982 was not released a book of tennis in Portugal, much less with the characteristics of this: many pictures on quality paper of 272 pages.