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    1. The Tennis Partner
    $11.20
    2. Levels of the Game
    $12.03
    3. Think to Win: Strategic Dimension
    $23.95
    4. Jimmy Connors Saved My Life: A
    $11.89
    5. Tennis: 2007 US Open Wall Calendar
    $14.16
    6. Taking Your Tennis on Tour: The
    7. Tie-Break!: Justine Henin-Hardenne,
    $12.97
    8. Visual Tennis
    $13.57
    9. Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns
    $9.63
    10. Player, The
    $24.39
    11. The Science and Art of Tennis:
    $12.99
    12. How to Play Tennis
    $12.21
    13. 101 Tips for Winning More Tennis
    $10.39
    14. The Tennis Handbook For Parents:
    15. You Cannot Be Serious
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    16. Agassi and Ecstasy
    17. Vic Braden's Quick Fixes: Expert
    18. Martina
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    19. Table Tennis: Steps to Success
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    20. Competitive Tennis

    1. The Tennis Partner
    by HarperCollins Publishers
    Hardcover (1998)
    list price: $25.00
    Isbn: 0060174056
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    What is it about sports that makes some men wax as mystical as a Castanedan Yaqui? In the hands of writers such as David James Duncan and Norman Maclean, the simple, repetitive motions of baseball, fly-fishing, and golf have acquired almost numinous significance. In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A portrait of the addicted person
    My first up-close experience with drug addiction occurred several years ago at the hospital where I work. The scenario was remarkably similar to that described by Dr. Verghese. A bright, warm, wonderful nurse anesthetist succumbed to addiction despite having attended a rehabilitation program.
    3-0 out of 5 stars A satisfying read despite inherent flaws
    Whether or not you have a background in medicine, this book will draw you in and keep you interested.The only parts that may seem a bit tedious to run through are some of the tennis sequences.This may seem odd coming from a tennis player, but reading about tennis is like watching grass grow.However, the sequences do bring other parts of the book together, and they are tolerable.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Recommended by my doctor
    My doctor is an amazing person - not just a great doctor. We spend quite a bit of time talking about life, not just doing the clinical stuff. He recommended "The Tennis Partner" to me and I put it off for about a year before I dove into it. It's absolutely amazing. The depth of the writing is superb and the story captivates you from beginning to end. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. El Paso    6. Internal medicine    7. Medical - General    8. Physicians    9. Study and teaching    10. Tennis    11. Texas    12. True Stories    13. Verghese, A    14. Reading Group Guide   


    2. Levels of the Game
    by Farrar Straus Giroux
    Paperback (December, 1979)
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    Isbn: 0374515263
    Sales Rank: 198892
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Lovely, well-crafted, McPheesque
    Anyone who has written will appreciate this book, and how McPhee tells two stories-the forestory and the back story-and keeps both moving along nicely. This is among several McPhee books that are worth looking at closely, for anyone who loves to write-or loves to read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a real pinnacle in Sports writing
    Ostensibly this book is about a tennis match, Arthur Ashe versus Clark Graebner in the 1968 US Open Semifinals.The match was historic in itself: 5-0 out of 5 stars A Level All Its Own
    To say John McPhee has written the best tennis book ever is to say too little. This is far more than a tennis book and, if you're looking for instruction, far less. The platform, if you'll excuse the tennis pun, is a U.S. Open final between Clark Graebner and Arthur Ashe, but it is a study of two men and what brought them to this point, athletically but especially sociologically. The reflective Southerner forced to be a pioneer because he is black. The more rigid son of the Midwest and privilege, with greater power and less versatility. The vagaries that make them human: Graebner, the more up-tight, gambling with a prepared point successfully at a crucial spot in the match. And at the end, there is Ashe, triumphantly whistling a winner off his suspect backhand to close out the match. You want to cheer. And you understand more about people than when you opened the book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1943-    2. Ashe, Arthur    3. Graebner, Clark    4. Graebner, Clark,    5. Nature/Ecology    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Tennis   


    3. Think to Win: Strategic Dimension of Tennis, The
    by Harper Paperbacks
    Paperback (17 February, 1993)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $12.03
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    Isbn: 0060982004
    Sales Rank: 182783
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for New Intermediates
    This book very clearly explains the purposes of various shots, how to decide on a winning style for yourself, and how to construct winning points from the baseline and from the net. For a college player or old timer most of this will be old hat, but for the vast majority of intermediates who have learned the strokes but can't win against experienced players, this is mandatory reading. The diagrams are clear but they do require a few seconds of thinking and visualization; this is strategy after all.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great teacher but average book
    Having throughly enjoyed Brad Gilbert's book, I hoped to learn even more from his former coach who shaped Brad into the world class player he was.Unfortunately this book is written in the typical how to play tennis and be better at it.There are pictures showing the different strokes and grips.It's actually not similar to Brad's book at all although it does have a couple examples of how Brad and other players used mental advantages to win matches against better players.5-0 out of 5 stars Strategy from a geometric point of view!
    This book specializes in strategy from a geometric point of view. This means that it helps you analyze your options and explains why an option is best. It also explains what is the best spot to recover to after hitting a certain shot. I find this very useful because the author throughly explains why. I don't often apply something to my game unless I know exactly why I am doing it. This way I won't feel reluctant or unsure about doing something. This book takes away my reluctance because the author explains exactly why what he preaches is ideal. It is ideal because he explains how what he says is the best based on angles, court coverage, and percentages. I also enjoyed the chapter on strategy of past champions and current champions such as McEnroe or Becker, and the chapter on game plans. I didn't like his advice on tennis strokes though, but it is still worth the read just for another opinion because no one knows everything. I'd give this book a 4.5 star rating and I believe it is a must read for any tennis player. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Entrepreneurship    2. Psychological aspects    3. Reference    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Tennis    7. Sports & Recreation / General   


    4. Jimmy Connors Saved My Life: A Personal Biography
    by SportClassic Books
    Hardcover (25 September, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0973144386
    Sales Rank: 431158
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Parts About Connors Are Exceptional
    Joel Drucker is an indefatigable researcher and an insightful writer. Though tennis writers tend to be at the bottom of the food chain when measured against golf, boxing and baseball writers, Drucker does his profession proud. The biographical information about Connors, based upon meticulous research, is at times, outstanding. He paints a portrait of the tennis great that few have ever seen. Drucker explores Connors' relationship with his mother Gloria and grandmother Bertha in-depth. Indeed, knowing his relationship to them is the foundation of not only his tennis career but also his life.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Utterly nauseating
    I coudn't agree more with the Amazon review here by Milacik Najdrahsi - I, too, was very much looking forward to reading this, having idolised Connors as a teenager myself, but this book is one of the worst I have ever read, a horrid, self-regarding author's ego trip, replete with the worst kind of American psycho-babble and pitiful philosophising about personal family difficulties, self improvement and the pursuit of 'success'. There is a prolonged, ghastly, obsequious chronicle of a highly ambiguous and suspect 'friendship' with Connors together with endless, embarrassing accounts ofMr. Drucker's own laughable tennis exploits (or 'career', as he likes to call it), with some atrocious writing to boot. It was extremely painful to cringe my way through to the end. I like to think that if Connors himself has read this he would have found it as loathsome as I did. A zero star rating from me... avoid at all costs, it will make you ill.

    5-0 out of 5 stars More Than Your Average Sports Biography
    Joel's book is much more than I expected.There were definitely detailed descriptions of Connors tennis history and his big matches, such as with McEnroe, Lendl, Krickstein, etc.But this book is much deeper than your typical sports biography.
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    Subjects:  1. 1952-    2. Biography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Connors, Jimmy,    5. Drucker, Joel    6. Non-Classifiable    7. Nonfiction    8. Sports    9. Sports & Recreation    10. Sports - General    11. Tennis    12. Tennis players    13. United States    14. Biography: sport    15. Sports & Recreation / Tennis   


    5. Tennis: 2007 US Open Wall Calendar
    by Universe Publishing
    Calendar (01 July, 2006)
    list price: $13.99 -- our price: $11.89
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    Isbn: 0789314819
    Sales Rank: 249794
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    Subjects:  1. Calendar    2. Calendars - Sports & Recreation    3. Non-Classifiable    4. Tennis   


    6. Taking Your Tennis on Tour: The Business, Science, and Reality of Going Pro
    by Usrsa
    Paperback (01 April, 2006)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $14.16
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    Isbn: 0972275967
    Sales Rank: 263024
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    Subjects:  1. Sports    2. Sports & Recreation    3. Tennis    4. Sports & Recreation / Tennis   


    7. Tie-Break!: Justine Henin-Hardenne, Tragedy and Triumph
    by Robson Books, Limited
    Hardcover (01 May, 2004)
    list price: $30.00
    Isbn: 1861057520
    Sales Rank: 854326
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    Subjects:  1. General    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Tennis    5. Biography: sport    6. Sports & Recreation / Tennis    7. WOMEN TENNIS PLAYERS   


    8. Visual Tennis
    by Human Kinetics Publishers
    Paperback (January, 1999)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $12.97
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    Isbn: 0880118032
    Sales Rank: 90176
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Too old style tennis
    I am very dissappointed after receiving this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST way to master tennis strokes.
    John Yandell has pioneered a new, and shockingly simple, way of first understanding how tennis shots are actually hit, and second how to teach this complex information in the most effective way possible to students.5-0 out of 5 stars Cheaper and better than a lesson!
    Having played competitive tennis for many years, having taught tennis, and having competed for many years in sanctioned USTA Open level events, this book is worth every penny.For many years my achilles heel was my forehandvolley.No matter how many times I saw myself on video, how many volleylessons (at an average of $45 a lesson) I took, how much I competed insingles and doubles, how much tennis I saw, I could never hit a forehandvolley with consistency, acuracy, and confidence.After visually seeinghow to hit the volley and then practicing in front of a mirror as suggestedin the book, I was able to hit a forehand volley RIGHT AWAY!With detailedvisual cues to fall back on, I finally have a volley I can count on andkeep.Amazing!This book is well worth having.Having taught tennis, Itruly believe in the book's premise that we learn physical activitiesvisually and not cognitively: our minds which can constantly criticize andjudge our strokes can be our worst enemies on court (imagine trying to walkwhile TELLING yourself how to walk!); visual images are the best aids andthis books provides great visuals. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Imagery (Psychology)    3. Psychological aspects    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Tennis    7. Visualization   


    9. Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns of Play
    by Human Kinetics Publishers
    Paperback (September, 1996)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 0880114991
    Sales Rank: 21759
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for coaches.
    This book divides players into four playing styles based on a paragraph description of each.Then, it has a chart showing which patterns and drills in the book each style should focus on to improve their play.There are two chapters each on Serves,Returns, Midcourt, and Volleying.The first chapter describes the patterns of play and the second has drills to improve on the patterns.4-0 out of 5 stars Great!
    This is a great book and has taught me excellent new stratagies! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Singles    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Tennis    6. Training    7. Teaching of a specific subject   


    10. Player, The
    by Bantam
    Paperback (26 July, 2005)
    list price: $12.50 -- our price: $9.63
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    Isbn: 0553817167
    Sales Rank: 234208
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars It is a lot more than about Becker or Tennis
    This is an excellent autobiography about one of my favorite tennis stars of the Open era.His book compares favorably to Mac's "You Can't Be Serious."Although both personalities are equally intriguing, Becker opens up more.Mac remains more focused on the tennis.Becker engages in depth into all his demons, the tax evasion scandal, the wrenching divorce, and the sleeping pill addiction.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    I would imagine that most of the autobiographies of sports personalities (and perhaps movie stars) in todays day and age are ghost-written. This book doesn't seem to be an exception.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Personal Memoirs    5. Sports - General    6. Tennis    7. Biography & Autobiography / General    8. Biography: sport    9. Sports & Recreation / Tennis    10. TENNIS_BIOGRAPHY   


    11. The Science and Art of Tennis: The Ultimate Pictorial Guide for Singles
    by Hats Off Books
    Paperback (28 October, 2003)
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    Isbn: 1587362120
    Sales Rank: 168349
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent
    This book open a great review of the fundamentals,I keep this book all the time with me to show an demostrate to my students.5-0 out of 5 stars an encyclopedia of tennis instruction
    I have read virtually every book on tennis instruction and this book has become one of my all-time favorites.The authorcovers every aspect of the game in detail.I especially enjoyed his sectionson footwork and the 2-handed backhand.I believe players of all levels can learn something from this book

    5-0 out of 5 stars A state of the art tennis instruction book
    This is one of the best instructional tennis books on the market and includes all of the latest research in the development of a tennis player. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Sports & Recreation    2. Tennis    3. Sports & Recreation / Tennis   


    12. How to Play Tennis
    by DK CHILDREN
    Hardcover (19 July, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0756605822
    Sales Rank: 486605
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great For 9 to 12 year olds.
    This beautifully illustrated book is intended to show the future star how the game is played at the top levels. The book includes quite a bit of commentary on the game, including tips on cloths, rackets, tactics, and how practice reallly does make your game improve. It is intended to not take the place of a personal coach, but to be of help to the starting player.
    5-0 out of 5 stars My daughter LOVES this book
    After our family spent many hours watching Wimbledon earlier this year, my 8-year-old daughter started showing interest in the sport.Now that she's got this beautiful book by Venus and Serena Williams, she is HOOKED.Every day she begs me to take her to our local courts so that she can practice her swings.She's got a long way to go, but at least she's spending her last few days of summer 1. reading and 2. being active.Recommended!
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    Subjects:  1. Children: Grades 4-6    2. Juvenile Nonfiction    3. Juvenile Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Sports & Recreation - Racket Sports    6. Tennis    7. Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Racket Sports   


    13. 101 Tips for Winning More Tennis Matches
    by Coaches Choice Books
    Paperback (30 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1585189898
    Sales Rank: 100821
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    Subjects:  1. Sports    2. Sports & Recreation    3. Tennis   


    14. The Tennis Handbook For Parents: Starting Your Kids in Tennis and Helping Them Stick With It
    by Topspin
    Paperback (December, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0974357707
    Sales Rank: 346443
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    Subjects:  1. Activities    2. Family & Relationships    3. Family & Relationships / Parenting    4. Handbooks, manuals, etc    5. Parents    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Sports & Recreation / Tennis    8. Tennis    9. Tennis for children   


    15. You Cannot Be Serious
    by Putnam Adult
    Hardcover (10 June, 2002)
    list price: $25.95
    Isbn: 0399148582
    Sales Rank: 434605
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Worth buying for the first half
    I really enjoyed this book. The first half focuses on JMacs tennis career and matches and he gives a lot of insight into his key matches and opponents. He definitely gets rather technical here but I find it interesting to read his analysis of Arthur Ashe's backhand, for example. He doesn't shrink away from doing a set by set analysis of his key matches, but again I find it interesting to read a first hand account of a wimbledon final in intricate detail from the perspective of one of the participants... The second half focuses more on his personal life, which was less interesting to me. Mcenroe is remarkably straightforward about his shortcomings on and off the court, which makes this more honest and less self-aggrandizing than most autobiographies. For anyone interested in the game of tennis and the career and opinions of one of the game's greatest players, this is definitely worth picking up.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing & Dull!
    As a long time fan of professional tennis, and John McEnroe in particular, I was tremendously disappointed in this one.Most of the book reads like a box score of a tennis match.McEnroe describes matches in agonizing detail.I was amazed that he remembered these matches so explicitly; perhaps he watched video of them while writing the book.There is painfully little about his personal life.I read Tatum O'Neal's book just before this one, and was curious to read McEnroe's take on their marriage.While I admired him for not taking an opportunity to trash his ex, he doesn't disclose much about why their marriage failed, or why his current marriage succeeds.I suppose he wanted to keep some things private, which is certainly understandable; but if that's the case, why write an autobiography in the first place?

    4-0 out of 5 stars Why read this book?
    Johnnie Mac muses in print on why he even wanted to write this book, and figures it's largely because he wants to keep out there, loves the attention.Could be; it certainly wasn't to bare his breast and tell all he could be telling.
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    Subjects:  1. 1959-    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. McEnroe, John,    7. Sports - General    8. Tennis    9. Tennis players    10. United States    11. Biography & Autobiography / General   


    16. Agassi and Ecstasy
    by Bonus Books
    Hardcover (25 October, 2002)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $15.72
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    Isbn: 1566250854
    Sales Rank: 215615
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Andre Agassi
    Paul Bauman wrote a wonderful book about Andre Agassi called Agassi and Ecstacy. I think the book was really enjoyable to read and it was interesting.I liked it because it had a lot of interesting facts about Andre Agassi's life and tennis career. I would recommend this book to tennis players and fans of Andre Agassi.I also recommend this book for all ages of people who are interested in tennis and who like Andre Agassi. I read this book because I really enjoyed tennis and Andre Agassi.I thought it was a really fun book to read and I enjoyed writing a review on it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars I have seen this technique before....
    I have seen this technique before in others unauthorized bios... The writer simply goes out searaching for magazines and TV interviews featuring the star on focus, thatn releases a book without having PERSONALLY interviewd anybody related to the star!! Simply sepaking, it�s almos a job of Control C, Control V !! (COPY AND PASTE!!)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
    Although this biography is unauthorized, it contains a lot of information and interesting interviews. This is a great book. Unfortunately, there isn't a biography on Agassi that is more recent. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1970-    2. Agassi, Andre,    3. Biography    4. Biography & Autobiography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Sports - General    8. Tennis    9. Tennis players    10. United States    11. Agassi, Andre    12. Biography: sport    13. Sports & Recreation / General   


    17. Vic Braden's Quick Fixes: Expert Cures for Common Tennis Problems
    by Little Brown & Co (P)
    Paperback (April, 1990)
    list price: $15.95
    Isbn: 0316105155
    Sales Rank: 148318
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Step by step analysis of basic stroke errors with photos
    A gem of a book, almost a tennis textbook of the basic stroke errors and how to fix them.It's a troubleshooters guide that can sit on your bookshelf or you can read and re-read to prevent basic errors.The photoillustrations are great-taken from Braden's extensive video collections.Itook a yellow marker to this book and highlighted the relevant tips to burnthem in my brain.I need another one because I gave mine to a friend whowas netting her volleys. Invaluable.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Preoblem-Solving Tips on Technique
    This book is well suited for the beginner through advanced intermediatelevel player. It provides very useful tips on problems with the mechanicsof one's stroked and backs them up with facts. Mr Braden has amassed yearsof useful information to share and this book is a good starting point.Interested readers might also want to consider Braden's "Tennis2000" as complementary reading. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Miscellanea    2. Reference    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Tennis   


    18. Martina
    by Fawcett
    Mass Market Paperback (12 May, 1986)
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    Isbn: 0449209822
    Sales Rank: 426739
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A dated, but interesting view of Martina's life
    This book is an interesting (but dated) autobiography by Martina. She explains about her childhood in then Communist Czechoslovakia, talking about people who influenced her and shaped her tennis career, starting with her grandmother and first coach. We learn about friends like Chris Evert, Sandra Haynie, Nancy Liebermann, Billie Jean King, Renee Richards, and how they shaped her tennis career. We also read about her relationship with Rita Mae Brown, plus the showdown with her parents once they figured out she was gay. It's interesting to observe Martina's mindset at this time--in her book, she was still making a half-hearted attempt to convince the reader that she was bisexual and interested in men...she mentioned Wayne Gretzky and speculates what an amazing kid they'd produce. At the time this book was published, Martina was in the throes of passion with Judy Nelson, former Maid of Cotton with The Perfect Hair and future Martina nemesis. I'd really like to see Martina update this biography--it would interesting to hearher side of the Martina/Judy Galimony Fracas, as well as how she felt when she finally retired from tennis, plus what she sees herself doingin the years ahead. I'd like to learn more about what she thinks of today's tennis players and comment on past tennis players with successful, but brief careers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Reads like a very well-read book report
    Honestly, I purchased this book because key words "Rita MaeBrown" found it.Rita Mae is one of my very favorite authors, and Ifind that I have accidentally missed a few of her books.So... I wassearching... and found this.5-0 out of 5 stars THE GREATEST SERVE AND VOLLYER EVER
    THIS BOOK REVEALS HOW MARTINA DEALS WITH ADVERSITY AND STILL COMES OUT TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST TENNIS PLAYERS EVER.HER RIVARY WITH CHRIS EVERT IS UNSURPASSED AS BEING THE GREATEST RIVARY IN THE HISTORY OF ANY SPORT. THE1984 US OPEN, 1985 FRENCH OPEN FINAL, 1986 FRENCH OPEN FINALS ALL AGAINSTCHRIS EVERT WAS THE GREATEST MOMENT IN TENNIS EVER. WHAT MAKES MARTINA SOGREAT WAS THAT SHE WAS FIGHTING THE FORCES OR NATURE1. CHRIS EVERT 2. THEFANS ROOTING FOR CHRIS 3. HER PRIVATE LIFE 4. TO BE ACCEPTED AS MARTINA AND THROUGH IT ALL SHE BECAME THE GREAT FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER.EMAILTIMTENNIS5@EXCITE.COM ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1956-    2. Biography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. General    6. Navratilova, Martina,    7. Tennis    8. Tennis players    9. United States    10. Biography: general    11. Non-Classifiable   


    19. Table Tennis: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)
    by Human Kinetics Publishers
    Paperback (April, 1993)
    list price: $17.95 -- our price: $12.21
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    Isbn: 0873224035
    Sales Rank: 237757
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
    I found the book to be very helpful and informative.I have just begun playing competitively for the past year and found that the graphics/steps really have helped my game. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is just developing their game.I have bought other table tennis books, but they lacked the graphics this book has, so I am very happy with this purchase.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Table Tennis Book For Beginners-Intermediates
    This book is one of the best book on table tennis that I have ever read.The clear and concise text makes this book very readable.While you may not turn into a table tennis champion overnight, following the instructions by Mr. Hodges by disciplined practice, a newcomer to the sport can learn the game, but it can also be used as a reference for intermediate players to correct their stroke or to improve it.4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent slient coach!
    I highly recommend this book as a supplementary material for references as technique guidelines and theory support.In fact, I dont' think anyone can actually learn any sport from any book, however well-written the book may be.Table-tennis is no exception.As is indicated in the book, to learn to play the game, you need to practice.With this book, however, you can correct your weakness, look up for any question you gathered during the practice.The book covers almost all the basic drills in the modern table-tennis game.Read more

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    20. Competitive Tennis
    by Human Kinetics Publishers
    Paperback (March, 1998)
    list price: $17.95 -- our price: $17.95
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    Isbn: 0880117559
    Sales Rank: 359711
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great tennis resource for me!
    This is a great tennis resource for anyone who loves the game and respects the mechanics of tennis.It systematically takes you through the drills and skills to move up the ladder in your tennis ability.It's anchored firmly in the real world by basing its perspective on USTA ratings, which all of us have to deal with if we're going to pursue this wonderful pastime.The authors are clear and concise, and explain everything in a perspective that never loses sight of the goals.5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
    ..."Competitive Tennis" is a well-written book designed to help the club player improve his/her game. It successfully does that, so I would highly recommend it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars NICE TEMPLATE TO FOLLOW TO IMPROVE OR TEACH
    This book attempts to take the player through systematic improvement and provides a template of sorts on what to work on.Read more

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