Tennis Fiction

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  1. Hewex

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    I'm reading a great short story book called Tennis and The Meaning of Life. It's story with a tennis theme from writers like James Joyce, Somerset Maugham and A.A. Milne just to name a few. I'd highly recommend it. Are there any other good fiction books on tennis I should pick up?
     
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  2. MixieP

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    "The Tennis Players" by Lars Gustafsson is supposed to be good, according to a friend of mine.
     
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  3. Hewex

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    Thanks Mixie, I will check it out.
     
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    I've read that book also. I especially liked the short story "The Tennis Court". You mentioned Somerset Maugham, I liked his story.

    You might try "A Handful of Summers" by Gordon Forbes. He was a Davis Cup player for South Africa in the 60's. He has alot of fun anecdotes up to when Wimbledon finally allowed pros, near the end of that decade.
     
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    Thanks...I'll check that one out also. I mentioned James Joyce, but it was James Jones who has a short story in the book.
     
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    Handful of summers is great, but the person specifically asked for fiction. I have lots of good non fiction recommendations.
     
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