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Catalog Number 32-004
Format Standard Play CAV

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $5.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Chapters> Frames Running Time
1 6 39,976 27min 45sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

As was common with DiscoVision in the early days, there were no chapter stops listed anywhere on the disc jacket. The discovery of chapter stops on Better Tennis in 30 Minutes was just as surprising as finding chapters on The Art Awareness Collection from the National Gallery of Art. Chapter 4 of this program was included on the MCA Consumer Demonstration Disc.
  1. Arthur Ashe: The Forehand
  2. Dennis Ralston: The Forehand
  3. Arthur Ashe: The Backhand
  4. Dennis Ralston: The Backhand
  5. The Serve with Roscoe Tanner, Tom Gorman & Charles Pastarell
  6. Return of Serve with Tom Gorman, Charles Pastarell, Dennis Ralson & Roscoe Tanner
Composed as a series of short programs, the entire program is narrated by Dennis Ralston. Using a series of slow-motion and freeze frames the principles of proper tennis are outlined. Mastered from a 16mm film source, the video and audio quality is only as good as the materials used in the transfer. They appear slightly grainy and out of focus. The sound is recorded at a slightly high level which causes a minor amount of distortion during the narration.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

Better Tennis in 30 Minutes was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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