Tshooter, the author's name is 'Scoop' Malinowski, according to his bio found from google he's a decent local player, has won 20 something amateur tournaments. Don't know about you but that's a lot more than I ever won!
Peter Bodo and Jon Wertheim are not very accomplished players but they do know tennis to an exceptional degree me thinks.
"He looked like he was trying to imitate Sampras when I first played him." Agassi in Facing Federer