The Education of a Tennis Player

The Education of a Tennis Player

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by Rod Laver, Bud Collins
     
 

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The Education of a Tennis Player is Rod Laver's first-hand account of his historic 1969 Grand Slam sweep of all four major tennis titles. In this memoir, Laver, along with co-author and tennis personality Bud Collins, details his childhood, early career and his most important matches. The four-time Wimbledon champion and the only player in tennis history to win two

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The Education of a Tennis Player is Rod Laver's first-hand account of his historic 1969 Grand Slam sweep of all four major tennis titles. In this memoir, Laver, along with co-author and tennis personality Bud Collins, details his childhood, early career and his most important matches. The four-time Wimbledon champion and the only player in tennis history to win two Grand Slams also sprinkles in tips and lessons on how players of all levels can improve their game and shares some of the strategies that helped him to achieve unparalleled success on the tennis court. Originally published in 1971, The Education of a Tennis Player was updated in 2009 on the 40th anniversary of his historic second Grand Slam with new content, including the story of his recovery from a near-fatal stroke in 1998.

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"Great guy . . . great player . . . great read!"  —Tom Tebbutt, Toronto Globe and Mail

"Rod was the most respected player I've known. His game was marvelous, and he revolutionized the backhand for left-handers."  —Richard Evans, TennisWeek.com

"It was watching Rod Laver that gave me my first understanding of what greatness means. Who better than Bud to tell the tale?"  —Simon Barnes, Times of London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780942257656
Publisher:
New Chapter Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
3 MB

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