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Late to the Ball

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Being a man or a woman in your early 60s is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren't old...yet. But we sense it coming: Careers are winding down, kids are gone, parents are dying (friends, too), and our bodies are no longer youthful or even middle-aged. Learning to play tennis in your 50s is no small feat, but becoming a serious, competitive tennis player at the age of 60 is a whole other matter. It requires training the body to defy age and to methodically build one's game - the strokework, footwork, strategy, and mental toughness. Gerald Marzorati started playing the game seriously in his mid-50s. He had the strong desire to lead an examined physical life, to push his body into the "encore" of middle age. In Late to the Ball, Marzorati writes vividly about the difficulties, frustrations, and triumphs of his becoming a seriously good tennis player. He takes on his quest with complete vigor and absolute determination to see it through, providing a rich, vicarious experience involving the science of aging, his existential battle with time, and the beautiful, mysterious game of tennis.

©2016 Gerald Marzorati (P)2016 Tantor

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Open

184 ratings

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From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi's incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of 13, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By the time he turns pro at 16, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return. And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world's best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight, he becomes a fan favorite and a media target. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals from several generations - Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer - Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. And he recounts his spectacular resurrection, a comeback climaxing with his epic run at the 1999 French Open and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one. With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be listened to and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate listeners who know nothing about tennis. Like Agassi's game, it sets a new standard for grace, style, speed, and power.

©2009 Andre Agassi (P)2009 Random House

Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
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A Champion's Mind

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Pete Sampras is arguably the greatest tennis player ever, a man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented number-one world ranking for 286 weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible a record-setting 14 Grand Slam titles. While his more vocal rivals sometimes grabbed the headlines, Pete always preferred to let his racket do the talking. Until now. In A Champion's Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people "inside his head" finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game. But while this single-minded determination led to tennis domination, success didn't come without a price. The constant pressure of competing on the world's biggest stage - in the unblinking eye of a media machine hungry for more than mere athletic greatness - took its toll. Here, for the first time, Pete speaks freely about what it was like to possess what he calls "the Gift." He writes about the personal trials he faced - including the death of a longtime coach and confidant - and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world. Among the book's most riveting scenes are an early devastating loss to Stefan Edberg that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to delivering on his natural talent; a grueling, four-hour-plus match against Alex Corretja during which Pete became seriously ill; fierce on-court battles with rival and friend Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete's career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open. In A Champion's Mind, one of the most revered, successful, and intensely private players in the history of tennis offers an intimate look at the life of an elite athlete.

©2008 Pete Sampras (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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Arthur Ashe

2 ratings

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The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe - the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis, a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual. Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of 11 Arthur Ashe was one of the state's most talented black tennis players. Jim Crow restrictions barred Ashe from competing with whites. Still, in 1960 he won the National Junior Indoor singles title, which led to a tennis scholarship at UCLA. He became the first African American to play for the US Davis Cup team in 1963, and two years later he won the NCAA singles championship. In 1968, he won both the US Amateur title and the first US Open title, rising to a number-one national ranking. Turning professional in 1969, he soon became one of the world’s most successful tennis stars, winning the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring in 1980, he served four years as the US Davis Cup captain and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. In this revelatory biography, Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe’s rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ashe gained renown as an advocate for sportsmanship, education, racial equality, and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. But from 1979 on, he was forced to deal with a serious heart condition that led to multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, one of which left him HIV positive. In 1988, after completing a three-volume history of African American athletes, he was diagnosed with AIDS, a condition he revealed only four years later. After devoting the last 10 months of his life to AIDS activism, he died in February 1993 at the age of 49, leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity, integrity, and active citizenship. Based on prodigious research, including more than 100 interviews, Raymond Arsenault’s insightful and compelling biography puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect.

©2018 Raymond Arsenault (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Length: 32 hrs and 3 mins
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A Champion's Mind

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Pete Sampras is arguably the greatest tennis player ever, a man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented number one world ranking for 286 weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible a record-setting 14 Grand Slam titles. While his more vocal rivals sometimes grabbed the headlines, Pete always preferred to let his racket do the talking. Until now.  In A Champion’s Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people “inside his head” finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game. But while this single-minded determination led to tennis domination, success didn’t come without a price. The constant pressure of competing on the world’s biggest stage - in the unblinking eye of a media machine hungry for more than mere athletic greatness - took its toll.   Here for the first time Pete speaks freely about what it was like to possess what he calls “the Gift.” He writes about the personal trials he faced - including the death of a longtime coach and confidant - and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world.  Among the book’s most riveting scenes are an early devastating loss to Stefan Edberg that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to delivering on his natural talent; a grueling, four-hour-plus match against Alex Corretja during which Pete became seriously ill; fierce on-court battles with rival and friend Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete’s career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open.  In A Champion’s Mind, one of the most revered, successful, and intensely private players in the history of tennis offers an intimate look at the life of an elite athlete. 

©2008 Pete Sampras (P)2008 Books on Tape

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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Unstoppable

25 ratings

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This program is read by the author. From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating - and candid - story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top. In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. "Maria Mania" was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then - at perhaps the peak of her career - Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF's list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for 15 months - a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful. But Sharapova's career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn't begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only $700 and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history. Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova's is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. In this new audiobook, she brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her - with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished. Sharapova's Unstoppable is a powerful audiobook memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win - whatever the odds.

©2017 Maria Sharapova (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Maria Sharapova
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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On Tennis

3 ratings

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David Foster Wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive audio-original edition. A "long-time rabid fan of tennis" and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote about the game like no one else. On Tennis presents David Foster Wallace's five essays on the sport, published between 1990 and 2006, which have been hailed as some of the greatest and most innovative sports writing of our time. This lively and entertaining collection begins with Wallace's own experience as a prodigious tennis player ("Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley"). He also challenges the sports memoir genre ("How Tracy Austen Broke My Heart"), takes us to the US Open ("Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open"), and profiles two of the world's greatest tennis players ("Tennis Player Michael Joyce's Professional Artistry as a Paradigm of Certain Stuff About Choice, Freedom, Limitation, Joy, Grotesquerie, and Human Completeness" and "Federer Both Flesh and Not"). With infectious enthusiasm and enormous heart, Wallace's writing shows us the beauty, complexity, and brilliance of the game he loved best.

©2014 David Foster Wallace (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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Master Your Tennis Game

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Get the advantage - mental strategies for acing tennis. Get your head in the game. Master Your Tennis Game serves up quick mental techniques, tactics, and tips for boosting your overall performance and beating your opponents. Train your brain and be the best tennis player you can be. Concise, fun, and easy to listen to, this book offers 50 practical and actionable methods that show you how to stay calm and concentrate during any tennis game. Even if your rival is tough competition, outsmart them with these targeted mental approaches. Master Your Tennis Game includes: Streamlined strategies - From choosing your mood music to analyzing your opponent’s play style, apply these easy-to-understand tactics to your tennis game right away. Overpower any opponent - Find techniques for beating common play styles, including aggressive baseliner, left-hander, and more. Popular player profiles - From Serena Williams to Roger Federer, learn all about your favorite tennis pros (and their strategies, too!). The ball is in your court. Focus your mind and win the match with these highly effective mental strategies for honing your tennis skills. 

©2019 Rockridge Press (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Thomas Edward
Author: Ken DeHart
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Tennis Psychology: How to Build Mental Toughness in Tennis

Summary

Take your game to the next level. Sports can be psychologically demanding. Tennis is no different. Many tennis players come close to success and give up because they make themselves believe they are not talented enough. Many times, this is not the case at all. The problem is usually a lack of mental toughness or mental strength.  This audiobook will show you tested methods to make you psychologically strong and give you the ability to deal with any situation on the tennis court. You can take control of the moments that matter by becoming mentally strong. Master the inner game and you will master tennis and take your game to the next level.  Here is a preview of what you'll learn: What it means to be mentally strong in tennis The biggest mental mistakes tennis players make  How to improve your mental strength How to maintain top performance How to overcome mental blocks How to build confidence Make winning a habit Taking your game to the next level Much, much more! Download your copy today!

©2018 James Ford (P)2018 James Ford

Narrator: Chris Ansoff
Author: James Ford
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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The Inner Game of Tennis

88 ratings

Summary

The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. This classic best-seller can change the way the game of tennis is played.

©1997 W. Timothy Gallwey (P)2007 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Woren
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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Rafael Nadal: The Inspiring Story of One of Tennis' Greatest Legends

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Learn the inspiring story of one of tennis' greatest legends, Rafael Nadal! In Rafael Nadal: The Inspiring Story of One of Tennis' Greatest Legends, you will learn the incredible story of one of tennis' best players, Rafael Nadal. For the last two decades, three men have dominated the game of tennis: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. Nadal will likely go down as the greatest clay-court player to ever grace the court. At the time of this writing, Nadal is just 31 years old, meaning he will likely have a few years of his career left to capture more grand slams. In this unauthorized biography, we'll explore Nadal's journey to becoming one of the all-time greats, and learn what it has taken him to reach where he is today.  Here is a preview of what is inside this audiobook: Early life and childhood Junior years and early career Teenage years and early pro career Nadal’s first Grand Slam title, the 2005 French Open Nadal’s rise to stardom Nadal’s all-time rivals Nadal's personal life Rafael Nadal's legacy

©2017 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2018 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Bryan Ken
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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Roger Federer

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Learn the inspiring story of one of tennis' greatest stars, Roger Federer! In Roger Federer: The Inspiring Story of One of Tennis' Greatest Legends, you will learn the inspirational story of one of tennis' premier players, Roger Federer. Few players have dominated the game of tennis as much as Federer. As of early 2017, Federer holds 18 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player. When Federer ultimately retires, he will easily go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game. Federer has demonstrated not only what it means to be a champion, but how to carry oneself as a champion on and off the court. In this unauthorized biography, we'll explore Federer's journey to becoming one of the all-time greats, and learn what it has taken him to reach where he is today. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early life and childhood Junior years and early career First major title 2003 Wimbledon Rise to number one and dominance Federer's rivals Federer's personal life Roger Federer's impact The legacy of Roger Federer

©2017 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2017 Calvintir Books, LLC

Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Footsteps of Federer

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Roger Federer could live anywhere in the world, but he always returns to the place he loves most: Switzerland. Dave Seminara is a mad traveler and tennis lifer who has written about Federer for the New York Times and other publications. A pair of autoimmune diseases and a knee surgery kept Dave from playing tennis for years, but as he inched toward recovery, he had a bright idea: why not start his tennis comeback on hallowed ground - courts that his hero Roger Federer graced in Switzerland. Footsteps of Federer is a funny, novella-length account of Seminara's travels across seven Swiss cantons in search of insights into Federer's character, which is inextricably linked to his deep roots in, and love for, his country. Seminara timed his unique pilgrimage to the 2019 Swiss Indoors, where he had a chance to ask Roger a number of offbeat questions before and after Federer hoisted his record 10th title there. Seminara's Federer pilgrimage took him to Switzerland's most important abbey, where he prayed with Abbot Urban Federer; to the vineyard of Jakob Federer from Berneck, where the Federer clan originated from; to the stunning villa where Roger and Mirka were married; and to many of the neighborhoods and tennis clubs where Roger has lived and trained at over the years.

©2021 Dave Seminara (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Heitsch
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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Winning Ugly

4 ratings

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He's been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert's strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren't everything. He has beaten the tour's biggest names - all by playing his "ugly" game. Now, in Winning Ugly, Gilbert teaches recreational players how to win more often without necessarily even changing their strokes. The key to success, he says, is to become a better thinking player - to recognize, analyze, and capitalize. That means out-thinking opponents before, during, and after a match - forcing him or her to play your game. Gilbert's unconventional advice includes: How to identify the seven "Hidden Ad Points", and what to do when they come up Six reasons why you should never serve first How to beat a lefty, a retriever, a serve-volley player, and other troublesome opponents How to keep a lead or stop a match from slipping away How to handle psyching and gamesmanship Winning Ugly is an invaluable combat manual for the court, and its tips include "some real gems", according to Tennis magazine. Ultimately, Winning Ugly will help you beat players who have been beating you.

©1993, 2013 Brad Gilbert and Steve Jamison (P)2013 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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Roger Federer as an Athlete

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Roger Federer is recognized as the greatest tennis player of all time. An all-around, all-court player known for his exemplary fluid style in tennis play, with incredible speed and extraordinary shot making, his versatility in the court is simply one of a kind. He is also one of few highest-paid athletes, making around 40-50 million euros annually. Generally speaking, he is one of the few extremely successful athletes, specifically in the tennis field. But the greatest thing about him is his big heart. He's a monster in the tennis court but an angel in the real world. He never kept his achievements and wealth for himself, rather, he chose to share it to the less fortunate fellow men. He is a genuine man who is always willing to extend a helping hand, and that makes him a true champion not just in the realm of sport but in the hearts of people whom he helped and who witnessed his greatness. Yes, we're talking about Roger Federer here. Many people out there may perhaps ponder how this mega successful athletes achieved their success or probably wonder what they've gone through in their journey or simply wish to follow their path. These same questions are what drive this book. This book is written for both tennis enthusiast, Federer fanatics, and even random individuals who wish to know all about Roger Federer- his life, achievements, obstacles he faced, his contribution to the world and learn something important from him, something which can help or guide them on their journey towards their achievement.

©2016 J.D. Rockefeller (P)2016 J.D. Rockefeller

Length: 48 mins
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Roger Federer: Portrait of an Artist

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Chris Jackson's new thoughtful and brilliantly written study of Federer as a man, player and aesthetic and moral figure of our times outplays even Foster Wallace's magisterial writing on this greatest of all tennis champions.  Updated for its audio release, here is the most profound, insightful and elegant book ever written about the greatest sportsman of our time.

©2019 B7 Media (P)2019 B7 Media

Narrator: Simon Johns
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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Mushin Tennis

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In this audiobook, you will discover how to start performing at a higher level in your tennis matches, without even trying to. Mushin Tennis is all about freeing yourself from thought, so you can play your best tennis in the moment and in the flow of the match. And this is why you should listen to this this book today.  Because tennis competition is all about mental preparation, you are only as good as your mental game is, on that given day. Which is why, it is better to be free of thoughts and just play on instinct and trust in your pre-match training.  Anyway, if that sounds interesting, scroll up and click the "buy now" button and let's get started with introducing you to tennis.

©2018 Thomas Daniels (P)2020 Thomas Daniels

Narrator: Paul Herman
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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60 Tennis Strategies and Mental Tactics

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This audiobook will teach you how to beat any style of play and will help you over come mental hurdles that most of us normally have during competition. Knowing what to do and when are key questions when your under pressure and wish you had a guide to get you in the right direction. Some of the strategies you will learn how to do are: How to beat an all-court player. How to beat the "net rusher". How to over come "lobbers". What to do after you double fault. Learn from the best with this great tennis strategy audiobook that will get you winning more matches and thinking better on and off the court. Win more matches by using the right strategy for each situation. The more strategies and tactics you know and can use the better it is for you. Learning to master the mental side of tennis has always been a difficult part of the game. Some players have decided to simply not train mentally or simply ignore it which is a big mistake. It is said that winning in tennis is 80 - 90 % MENTAL! Just take into account that key points in a tennis match such as match point, game point, break points, and set points, are all crucial situations that can decide the outcome of any particular competition.

©2013 Joseph Correa (P)2013 Joseph Correa

Narrator: Roger Buehler
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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The Outsider

1 rating

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Jimmy Connors is a working-man's hero, a people's champion who could tear the cover off a tennis ball, just as he tore the cover off the country-club gentility of his sport. A renegade from the wrong side of the tracks, Connors broke the rules with a radically aggressive style of play and bad-boy antics that turned his matches into prizefights. In 1974 alone, he won 95 out of 99 matches, all of them while wearing the same white shorts he washed in the sink of his hotel bathrooms. Though he lived the rock star life away from tennis, his enduring dedication to his craft earned him eight Grand Slam singles titles and kept him among the top ten best players in the world for sixteen straight years - five at number one. In The Outsider, Connors tells the complete, uncensored story of his life and career, setting the record straight about his formidable mother, Gloria; his very public romance with America's sweetheart Chris Evert; his famous opponents, including Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Arthur Ashe, Ivan Lendl, and Rod Laver; his irrepressible co-conspirators Ilie Nastase and Vitas Gerulaitis; and his young nemesis Andre Agassi. Connors reveals how his issues with obsessive-compulsive disorder, dyslexia, gambling, and women at various times threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy Playmate Patti McGuire. Presiding over an era that saw tennis attract a new breed of passionate fans - from cops to tycoons - Connors transformed the game forever with his two-handed backhand, his two-fisted lifestyle, and his epic rivalries. The Outsider is a grand slam of a memoir written by a man once again at the top of his game - as feisty, unvarnished, and defiant as ever.

©2013 Jimmy Connors (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Rich Orlow
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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Seeing Serena

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A riveting chronicle of trailblazing tennis champion and cultural icon Serena Williams’s turbulent 2019 tour season and a revealing portrait of who she is, both on and off the court. Serena Williams is an undisputed global sports celebrity. Ranked #12 on ESPN’s 2018 World Fame 100 list of popular athletes, 37-year-old Serena Williams is the only female in the top 20, and she’s one of the highest paid athletes in the world. The face of women’s tennis for the past two decades, Serena is now waging battles on multiple fronts - against age, injuries, and opponents almost 20 years her junior, all while juggling her responsibilities as a new mom. Seeing Serena is an in-depth chronicle of Serena Williams’ return to tennis after giving birth to her daughter, and an insightful cultural analysis of the most consequential female athlete of her time. Author Gerald Marzorati shadows her through her 2019 season, from Melbourne and the Australian Open, to Roland-Garros and Wimbledon, and on to the US Open as she seeks her 24th Grand Slam singles title. He writes about her tennis and her forays into fashion, investing, and developing her personal brand on social media. Seeing Serena illuminates Williams’s singular status as the greatest women’s tennis player of all time and - in a moment when race and gender are the most talked-about topics in America and beyond - a pop icon like no other. Marzorati is on the scene, observing her matches, and talking to her, her coach, her competitors, and former greats who have witnessed her for years. He observes her, listens to her, studies her, explores her roles in society and history - sees Serena fully, in all the ways she has come to matter.

©2020 Gerald Marzorati. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Length: 7 hrs
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The Divine Miss Marble

Summary

"In Robert Weintraub’s exhaustive biography, The Divine Miss Marble, he transports the reader into Marble’s vibrant world. It’s a dreamy, indomitable life worth reading about as today’s tennis tries to return to form.” (The Washington Post) “An intriguing book about a fascinating woman...highly recommended.” (Library Journal, starred review)  “Delightful and engrossing, this is a must for tennis fans.” (Publishers Weekly) The story of 1930s tennis icon Alice Marble, and her life of sports, celebrity, and incredible mystery. Who was Alice Marble?  In her public life, she was the biggest tennis star of the pre-war era, a household name like Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. She was famous for overcoming serious illness to win the biggest tournaments, including Wimbledon. She was also a fashion designer and trendsetter, a contributor to a pioneering new comic called Wonder Woman - and friend to the biggest names in Hollywood and society, like Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies, and members of families named Bloomingdale, Loew, and du Pont. She helped integrate tennis with her support of Althea Gibson, and even coached two young women who became stars in their own right: Billie Jean King and Sally Ride. Yet her private life provoked constant speculation while she was alive, and her own memoirs added layers of legend upon stories. According to Alice, she married a man who was killed in the skies over Europe during World War II. But who was the man she loved, and had he even existed? She was widely known for her patriotism during World War II. Had she really nearly given her life for her country as a spy, shot during a wild car chase fleeing foreign espionage agents? In The Divine Miss Marble, best-selling author Robert Weintraub traveled the country to uncover her fascinating story. And the more he learned about her, the more her mysteries and contradictions deepened. Alice was a powerful woman who knew her worth, demanding equal pay to men decades earlier than other female athletes; yet she was held in sway by a domineering, highly successful coach with whom she had a volatile relationship. She was renowned for her California style and had a brilliant mind and the guts to overcome a lifetime of physical trauma. For the first time here, we come closer than ever before to the truths of this unforgettable life, and somehow it's a story even more extraordinary than everything we already know about the divine Alice Marble.

©2020 Robert Weintraub (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
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Strokes of Genius

1 rating

Summary

In the 2008 Wimbledon men's final, Center Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. He just needed to cling to his trajectory. So in the last few moments of daylight, Center Court witnessed a coronation. Only it wasn't a crowning for the Swiss heir apparent but for a swashbuckling Spaniard. Twenty-two-year-old Rafael Nadal prevailed, in five sets, in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, 48-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis - a festival of skill, accuracy, grace, strength, speed, endurance, determination, and sportsmanship". It was also the encapsulation of a fascinating rivalry, hard fought and of historic proportions.   Strokes of Genius deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match. With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a rivalry as dramatic as that of Ali-Frazier, Palmer-Nicklaus, and McEnroe-Borg.

©2009 L. Jon Wertheim (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Edward Bauer
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Court Confidential: Inside the World of Tennis

Summary

There has never been a period in history where tennis has been so rich in iconic personalities, and recent times have seen more astonishing, history-making stories than ever before. Small wonder, then, that Neil Harman, who this season celebrates a decade at the helm of The Times tennis coverage, should want to share the tales he has lived through in a book that drips personality, excitement, drama and intrigue from first page to last. Court Confidential gets right to the heart of what makes the game tick with frank, in-depth interviews with all the leading players, their coaching staff, their agents and managers, with fresh insights and the strong personal views for which Harman is known. Court Confidential will appeal to tennis aficionados everywhere, from the casual observer to the ultra knowledgeable. Fast-paced, high entertainment, controversial, informative, this is all that a really good sporting book should be.

©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tristan Gemmill
Author: Neil Harman
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
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Big Bill Tilden

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The classic biography of America’s first tennis star. When he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world’s greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920's he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more completely than Babe Ruth ruled baseball, making his name, for more than a decade, synonymous with tennis. Phenomenally intelligent - he completed his first book on tennis in the three weeks before his first Wimbledon triumph - Tilden’s success came with a dark side. This classic biography, by legendary sports writer Frank Deford, tells of Tilden’s dominance, which was unlike anything the sport had ever seen - and the big man’s tragic fall.

©1975 Frank Deford (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Frank Deford
Author: Frank Deford
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Zen Tennis

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From the best-selling author of Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game and the tennis champion and world record holder of the Golden Set comes the most innovative and powerful book since The Inner Game of Tennis. Combining deep Eastern wisdom and practical tennis expertise, Zen Tennis will help you get out of your own way and into the zone.

©2015 Joseph Parent and Bill Scanlon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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Own the Arena

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From the former president and CEO of the United States Tennis Association - the first Black woman and youngest person ever to hold the position - comes a behind-the-scenes look at the leadership skills involved in hosting the US Open, the largest and most lucrative sports event in the world - lessons that can be applied across business and to any life challenge. One of professional tennis’ Grand Slam Tournaments, the US Open has been described as a 14-day Super Bowl. This single tennis championship, held annually in New York City, attracts top professionals from around the globe, generates more money than any other sporting event - or any other sport over an entire season - and attracts more than 700,000 attendees and millions of television viewers. In Own the Arena, Katrina Adams offers a privileged, singular inside look at this sensational global event, while elaborating on what makes tennis the only sport of a lifetime. She opens with the women’s 2018 championship match between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams that ended in boos. This was Adams’ last year as president, and the whole world was watching. How would she respond? How should the press be handled? What needs to be said to Osaka? Serena? What does this break from decorum mean for the Open and the sport? As Adams shares a wealth of stories from her career and personal life, as well as insights from top tennis professionals, she provides invaluable information on meeting life’s tests both on the tennis court and off. Own the Arena offers fresh perspectives on having presence, being remembered, directing a conversation, and moving boldly in spaces where "you are the only one". It also covers good sportsmanship - treating others with respect and by being inclusive and open to diverse perspectives. Tennis is said to be 90 percent mental; this audiobook shows how to take the elements of mental fortitude and use them to achieve greatness. By embracing and expressing one’s inner grace and humanity, Adams shows, you can own the arena.

©2020 Katrina M. Adams (P)2020 HarperAudio

Narrator: Carolyn Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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Open [Open] (Spanish Edition)

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«Odio el tenis, lo detesto con una oscura y secreta pasión, y sin embargo sigo jugando porque no tengo alternativa. Y ese abismo, esa contradicción entre lo que quiero hacer y lo que de hecho hago, es la esencia de mi vida.» - Andre Agassi Siendo un bebé, le pusieron una raqueta de juguete en la mano. Desde entonces, Agassi no ha hecho otra cosa que golpear pelotas de tenis. Su padre, obsesionado en convertirlo en un astro del deporte, cosntruyó una máquina (el dragón) que disparaba 2.500 pelotas al día contra el pequeño Andre.  Escrita por el premio Pulitzer J. R. Moehringer, Open es la semblanza a corazón abierto de André Agassi, que en estas memorias se muestra tal como es: un hombre que debió enfrentarse a las presiones de su familia, de la fama, pero que siempre conservó el valor de la amistad y un sentido altruista de la vida. En esta cautivadora autobiografía, Agassi revela, con sentido del humor y ternura, una vida definida por la contradicción entre un destino impuesto y el anhelo por complacer a quienes lo han sacrificado todo por él. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2009 AKA Publishing LLC (P)2020 Antonio Vallardi Editore

Narrator: Jordi Llobet
Author: Andre Agassi
Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
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How to Teach Yourself Tennis

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Dear Tennis Students. "This book will show any tennis student how to teach themselves tennis in three months or less!" By using a four-step system for doing it and the best part about using this concept is.... You will save your self a lot of money on coaching at the same time. The fact of the matter is this. Tennis coaching is at an all-time low and many students out there are wasting money on bad coaching and they aren't seeing any results in their match play. But, lucky for you. It doesn't have to be that way anymore. Because. Yes! Any tennis student can start teaching themselves tennis and they can do it with this system, better than any tennis coach can or would do for them. Okay, I hope I have made the case for the book here.... If that sounds like something you would like to try...scroll up and click the add to cart button and let's get started already.

©2019 Thomas Daniels (P)2020 Thomas Daniels

Length: 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Rafa

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What makes a champion? What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport?  Rafael Nadal has the answers. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success.  It begins in Mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life. Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the Wimbledon 2008 final - described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen - to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career. With candor and intelligence, Nadal brings listeners on his dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family.  From Rafa: "During a match, you are in a permanent battle to fight back your everyday vulnerabilities, bottle up your human feelings. The more bottled up they are, the greater your chances of winning, so long as you've trained as hard as you play and the gap in talent is not too wide between you and your rival. The gap in talent with Federer existed, but it was not impossibly wide. It was narrow enough, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, for me to know that if I silenced the doubts and fears, and exaggerated hopes, inside my head better than he did, I could beat him. You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior. It's a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival."

©2011 Rafael Nadal (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Ace Against Odds

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Currently ranked world number one in women's doubles, Sania Mirza became an instant sensation when she won the Wimbledon Championships girls' doubles title at the age of 16. From 2003 until her retirement from the singles circuit in 2012, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's top player, both in singles and doubles. A six-time Grand Slam champion, she notched up an incredible 41 consecutive wins with her doubles partner, Martina Hingis, between August 2015 and February 2016. Ace Against Odds is the story of this most iconic Indian player who beat incredible odds to get to the top of her sport. Sania writes with candour of the hardships along the way, of the physical and emotional trauma caused by injuries and medical procedures, of the friends and partners who became her mainstay along with her family, of the pressures of constant public scrutiny and, not least, of the politics and heartbreaks that inevitably accompany success. Sania broke the rules, she spoke her mind, she pushed herself to the limit, she played for India fiercely and without care for how it might impact her rankings - she is and will continue to remain an inspiration long after she steps off the tennis courts.

©2016 Sania Mirza (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Anjana Balaji
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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Tennis Strategies: The Top 100 Best Things That You Can Do to Greatly Improve Your Tennis Game

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Are you tired of losing on the court? Does your blood boil each time you mis-hit the ball? Whether you want to (1) improve your playing technique, (2) find solid conditioning and training advice, or (3) just win more and have more fun, this is the audiobook for you. Is your tennis game less than a smashing success? Whether you're just beginning to play or you're actively competing, you'll find practical help in this audiobook for every aspect of your tennis game. Forehands, backhands, the serve, and the overhead smash: all are described in full detail, so you can easily solidify the correct technique. Get a grip on your success and see how easily you can play better and enjoy the game more! The foundation of successful tennis playing begins with getting a grasp on your racquet, quite literally. Find descriptions for each basic type of tennis grip, with primary usage and tactical weaknesses, so you can use each to your advantage. Exercises enable you to master the grips that will lay the foundation for effective playing. Consistently take the shot with confidence. Learn to use your stance, the pivot, full extension, and accurate timing to your advantage. I have described each stage of the serve to allow you to control both ball speed and placement. Sharpen your playing strategies and boost your mental focus. Whether hitting the court with friends, playing at a local tennis club, or competing in tournaments, tennis becomes even more enjoyable when you have a reliable technique and strategies that help you control the game. Find out how far your game will take you. Play Better: Buy it now!

©2015 Ace McCloud (P)2016 Ace McCloud

Narrator: Joshua Mackey
Author: Ace McCloud
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Open

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From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi's incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of 13, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By the time he turns pro at 16, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return. And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world's best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight, he becomes a fan favorite and a media target. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals from several generations - Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer - Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. And he recounts his spectacular resurrection, a comeback climaxing with his epic run at the 1999 French Open and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one. With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be listened to and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate listeners who know nothing about tennis. Like Agassi's game, it sets a new standard for grace, style, speed, and power.

©2009 Andre Agassi (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Erik Davies
Author: Andre Agassi
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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The Courts of Babylon

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No sport has gone through the seismic changes that rocked tennis when the game, long a holdout against professionalism and creeping commercialism, abandoned its roots as a genteel, amateurs-only enterprise and became a pro sport, vying for the heart of the public with rivals like soccer, NFL football, or NBA basketball. Peter Bodo, who has covered tennis since the dawn of this "Open" era as the chief writer for Tennis magazine, was there to witness this transition and what it promised, what it delivered. He has covered the game on every continent since the early 1970s. The Courts of Babylon is more than a collection of essays, most of them growing out of a deep familiarity and, often, relationship with subjects that include Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Evonne Goolangong, Jimmy Connors, Tracy Austin, Ivan Lendl, and Martina Navratilova. It is also a commentary on what was lost and what was gained by the transition to professionalism, and how the new, "Open" era delivered - or failed to make good - on the promise that professionalism would make tennis a more inclusive, egalitarian, accessible game. Relying heavily on formal, in-depth interviews conducted over two decades and his status as an "insider" in an insular game, Bodo's book is both a meditation and exposé, a polemic and a tribute to the players who dragged tennis, often kicking and screaming, to the forefront of the public's imagination - even when those players got it all too fast and too young. Bodo delves into the darkest and most controversial areas of the game, chroniciling the follies of overzealous parents and pampered athletes. He fearlessly wades into sensitive issues stemming from sex and gender, politics and commercialism. He celebrates the game while holding it to task, all the while acknowledging the reality of the demands and distortions that come with a way of life that is both difficult but glamorous, and eagerly embraced by athletes who, in some cases, are no older than 14.

©2012 Peter Bodo (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Welland Scripps
Author: Peter Bodo
Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Dear Me

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India’s biggest sports stars share their secrets for finding greatness From Anju Bobby George’s unexpected gold medal at the World Athletics Final in Monaco to Abhinav Bindra’s Olympic gold in Beijing, India’s sportspersons have constantly proved that they stand shoulder to shoulder with the world’s best. However, as easy as they might make it look, their success is the result of years of struggle, focused training and relentless hard work to overcome several challenges.  Dear Me is a collection of letters from some of the most-celebrated names in sports-Milkha Singh, Vishwanathan Anand, Bhaichung Bhutia and many more - who write to their younger selves and remember the moments that changed their lives. An uplifting reminder that dreams do come true, this book allows you to be inspired by their extraordinary stories.

©2020 HT Media (P)2021 Random House Audio

Author: HT Media
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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But Seriously

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John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his best seller. He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one best seller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk. Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st-century sport and celebrity. Who are the game's winners and losers? What's it like playing guitar onstage with the Rolling Stones, hitting balls with today's greats, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-size expectations? In But Seriously, John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from champion and tennis legend to father, broadcaster, and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection with razor sharp and brutally honest opinions, all in McEnroe's signature style. This is the sports book of the year: wildly entertaining, very funny, surprisingly touching, and 100 percent McEnroe. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 John McEnroe (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: John McEnroe
Author: John McEnroe
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Federer and Me

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For much of the past decade, William Skidelsky has had an all-consuming devotion to Roger Federer, whom he considers to be the greatest and most graceful tennis player of all time. In this mesmerizing memoir, Skidelsky ponders what it is about the Swiss star that transfixes him and countless others. Skidelsky dissects the wonders of Federer's forehand, reflects on his rivalry with Nadal, revels in his victories, and relives his most crushing defeats. But in charting his obsession, Skidelsky also weaves his own past into a captivating story that explores the evolution of modern tennis, the role of beauty in sports, and the psychology of fandom. Thought provoking and beautifully written, Federer and Me is a frank, funny, and touching account of one fan's life.

©2015 William Skidelsky (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Ralph Lister
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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The Circuit

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An energetic, lyrical, genre-defying account of the 2017 tennis season.   In The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey, the award-winning poet - and Paris Review sports columnist - Rowan Ricardo Phillips chronicles 2017 as seen through the unique prism of its pivotal, revelatory, and historic tennis season. The annual tennis schedule is a rarity in professional sports in that it encapsulates the calendar year. And like the year, it's divided into four seasons, each marked by a final tournament: the Grand Slams.   Phillips charts the year from winter's Australian Open, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal renewed their rivalry in a match for the ages, to fall's U.S. Open. Along the way, Phillips paints a new, vibrant portrait of tennis, one that captures not only the emotions, nerves, and ruthless tactics of the point-by-point game but also the quicksilver movement of victory and defeat on the tour, placing that sense of upheaval within a broader cultural and social context. Tennis has long been thought of as an escapist spectacle: a bucolic, separate bauble of life.    The Circuit will convince you that you don't leave the world behind as you watch tennis - you bring it with you.

©2018 Rowan Ricardo Phillips (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Leon Nixon
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Professional Tennis Player 101

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Tennis is one of the most challenging sports in the world, requiring a heady cocktail of technical skill, physical prowess, and mental strength. It can be an intimidating game for beginners to pick up, while experienced club players often struggle to improve. And 99.99 percent of tennis players never play professional-standard tennis, while also dreaming what it would be like to do so. In this multipurpose guide to the sport of tennis, a former highly ranked British junior provides a raft of practical tips for improving your game while uncloaking the myths that surround the halcyon turf of the professional game.  This audiobook outlines all the key basic tennis techniques, provides you with the best drills to improve your game, and explains how to develop the skills professional players possess.  It also handholds you through the world of junior tennis and explains why all may not be as it seems inside expensive academies and the junior tennis circuit. The audiobook furthermore contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the importance of talent versus practice. This is your guide to becoming the tennis player you want to be, for players of all skill levels, while also outlining what it is possible for you to achieve in the game of tennis. About Christopher Morris: Christopher Morris was ranked in the top 20 juniors in Britain in both short tennis and lawn tennis as a teenager. He was also part of the first state school team to reach the British schools finals. An insider in the British LTA scheme, Morris was part of several of the top junior development squads, where he regularly played against several players, both male and female, who went on to play professional tennis. He also worked with the highest rated LTA coaches of the time. Morris has since become a successful freelance writer, with his work featuring in Newsweek, Yahoo, and Seeking Alpha, among many other publications. 

©2018 HowExpert (P)2018 HowExpert

Narrator: Jerry Beebe
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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5 Ways to Become a Great Tennis Parent

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Are you a frustrated tennis parent?  If you answered yes to this question, please keep reading... This audiobook will show any tennis parent out there how to become a great tennis parent for their kids, and at the end of the day, all parents should want to do this.  In this book, tennis parents will discover how to improve their communication with their kids, and they will learn how to get them a tennis scholarship for free. They will also learn how to get them great training for a discount fee. Listen, this book was written for tennis parents who are struggling with their kids right now, for whatever reason that may be. So, if you would like to get great at being a tennis parent, and at the same time, help your kids reach their full potential as a player, you'll find this audiobook useful. Okay, guys. That's really all that I have for you at this time. So, scroll up and click on the "buy now" button right away and lets me show you how to become a great tennis parent!

©2019 Thomas Daniels (P)2020 Thomas Daniels

Length: 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Tennis: How to Become a Better Tennis Player with These 10 Steps

Summary

Tennis is more accessible than many people think and is a fun way to get some of your 150 minutes of weekly physical activity. Wimbledon may be over for another year, but if you're feeling inspired, why not join in the tennis fever yourself? Here's how to become a better tennis player in 10 steps.

©2018 Jeremy Rupert (P)2018 Jeremy Rupert

Narrator: Joseph Mitchell
Length: 5 mins
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3 sono il numero 1 perfetto

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Da Roberto D'Ingiullo, autore del best seller "Roger Federer. Perché è il più grande", un audio che analizza nel dettaglio la personalità, la mentalità e la capacità tecnica dei tre campioni del tennis: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal e Novak Djokovic. Un audio avvincente che spazia dai racconti al cardiopalma delle più grandi vittorie ai segreti che si nascondono dietro ai successi, alle cadute e al modo che ogni campione ha usato per rialzarsi.  Un audio per capire le caratteristiche del vero numero 1: lo stile, la tecnica e soprattutto il comportamento dentro e fuori dal campo sportivo. Un'occasione unica per imparare dai tre campioni del tennis, per conoscere i pilastri della filosofia di vita, della mentalità e delle imprese del numero 1 perfetto e farli propri.

©2020 Area51 Publishing (P)2020 Area51 Publishing

Narrator: Simone Lardieri
Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Roger Federer

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Learn about the inspirational story of Roger Federer. In Roger Federer: A Biography of the Tennis Legend, you will learn about the life, professional career, and accomplishments of Roger Federer. In this biography, you will hear about Roger Federer's incredible life story. Federer is arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, having won 17 Grand Slam titles, more than any other tennis player. He has been a force in the tennis world for the past 10 years, and has had legendary matches against rivals, such as Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray. Federer began his tennis career in Switzerland, where he was very successful as a junior player. He rose through the ranks, and gained international recognition after winning his first Wimbledon title in 2003. Since then, he has won with grace on the world stage. In addition to tennis, Federer has been part of many large marketing campaigns and philanthropy events. Listen to this biography to gain insight on the career, rivalries, and personal life of this tennis great. Here is a preview of this biography: An introduction to the legacy of Roger Federer Discovering a first love in tennis Early career and establishment as a title contender International super-stardom, rivalries, and the ascent of a tennis icon At home: the personal life of Roger Federer Making a tremendous impact: Roger's emotional connection with philanthropy Federer's tennis legacy

©2015 Benjamin Southerland (P)2016 Benjamin Southerland

Narrator: Robin Good
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Available on Audible