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Tennis Tactics

The “voice of wimbledon” Dan Maskell commentates as some of the world's top tennis players show us their moves and tactics on the court.

Instructional film/TV programme 1974 16 mins

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The Professional Tennis Coaches Association present this instructional film featuring some of the world's top tennis players, and showing many of the basic court positions and tactics in singles and doubles that potential professionals can learn from. With distinctive voice commentary by Dan Maskell O.B.E., the English ex-tennis professional who many will recognise as the BBC's “voice of tennis” and the “voice of Wimbledon”.

Featured players include Jane Poynder, Gina Huntington, Charles Applewhaite, Clay Iles, Ruth Twinn, Michele Tyler, Stanley Matthews, Alan Mills, Paul Douglas.