The Woman's Book Of Sports; A Practical Guide To Physical Development And Outdoor Recreation

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byJahial Parmly Paret

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... n LAWN-TENNIS FOR BEGINNERS Of all the amateur sports and pastimes in which the modern young woman indulges, no other requires so much physical exertion as lawn-tennis, and yet in moderation it is one of the very best forms of physical exercise. The fact that it is played almost exclusively outdoors and under the most healthful conditions tells heavily in its favor, for with the fresh air, bright sunlight, and green surroundings that are almost invariably found near tennis-courts, good health is sure to follow enjoyment. As in all other vigorous sports, the one watchword for success is moderation, and no woman ought to play tennis much until she is thoroughly satisfied that her heart is in no way affected. It requires a strong heart and considerable physical endurance to play habitually; but once a woman is assured of robust health, nothing can be better than hard tennis play, for the healthy perspiration carries off the impurities of the skin and flesh, while the exciting exercise makes the breath come fast, the heart beat quicker, and the rich red blood leap through the veins with a glow of health that brings the rosy color to the cheeks. The exercise is evenly distributed, too, bringing into play all the muscles of the body as well as the mind. Tournament play can not always be recommended for women. In the hot summer weather a long match is often a severe strain, which is materially increased by the fact that most final matches are the best-three-in-five sets instead of the best-two-in-three, as in England. One can not tell when a match may result in a long, tiresome struggle that will prove a physical drain, and it seems very unsportsmanlike to stop play because of exhaustion, and give the victory to one's opponent in the middle of the game. If a woman has ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... n LAWN-TENNIS FOR BEGINNERS Of all the amateur sports and pastimes in which the modern young woman indulges, no other requires so muc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217922422

ISBN - 13:9780217922425

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