Tennis Book Inspiration?

Jake Speeed

Professional
I mentioned I had an extensive library of tennis books.

Which book do you have which inspired or taught you the most?

Must be a book you own.

JS
 

13GATOSNEGROS

Semi-Pro
I reread good books after time to find new meanings.
I am now understanding books I didn’t when I was in my twenties, or thinking I am.
From time to time, i regret that i once gave away certain jackets/shirts/shoes to the bums; but hey, I have to live with that.

Few books, i just couldnt give away and even fewer, i re-read. Sometimes i even re-buy or borrow, but very few books are worth re-readin.
I gave away almost every book i owned, when my daughter was born, we simply needed more space.
Today i give almost every read book to my daughter or to the local "open book shelf".
Still, i own too many books, it's ridiculous.
 
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RiverRat

Professional
Everyone lies, unless you believe that specious story about George Washington. However, I do recall Jake mentioning the Bill Tilden book. What can I say, I'm a peace-maker.
 

13GATOSNEGROS

Semi-Pro
PS: At the time when I was playing at the highest level, I hadn't read a single tennis-book. Instead, a huge AMFHead-Poster of Arthur Ashe (King Arthur, Wimbledon), which he had signed himself, hung over my bed. It was the last thing I saw before I fell asleep and the first thing I saw when I woke up.
 

Jake Speeed

Professional
PS: At the time when I was playing at the highest level, I hadn't read a single tennis-book. Instead, a huge AMFHead-Poster of Arthur Ashe (King Arthur, Wimbledon), which he had signed himself, hung over my bed. It was the last thing I saw before I fell asleep and the first thing I saw when I woke up.
Arthur Ash.

Understandable. Fantastic individual.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Arthure Hash and Don Bush were grate tennis players, which had a lot of affect in the sport, effecting future generations.
When your watching them play in old videos, you’re eyes can’t beleive it. Few players acheived better performances then those at that times.
 

Jake Speeed

Professional
I don’t know, but I really hope I have enough time to read all of your Posts, given the circumstances and restrictions.
I won't even talk about the Matrix anymore, but there's hints and pieces in my back Posts.

Now that I can put up photos, "someone" should start a "Photo Only" Thread.

If I did, it'll get spammed. I'm not sure what spammed is, but I have an idea.
 

Bagumbawalla

Hall of Fame
When I first started playing tennis (in the 1970s),
the first book I bought was Vic Braden's Tennis
for the Future. At that time it was sort of the everything you need to know
to get started book of tennis. Recently, I gave it to someone at work whos
boy has joined the school tennis team. Though techniques have evolved,
some of the material is still useful today.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Why do we have to own these books? After reading it, it served its purpose and should be passed on.
uhm, based alert

this. borrow/sell/scan/download/whatever the books, read them, store on a kindle or usb if you must. i ditched literally thousands of books last year and you wouldn't believe the amount of space they take up both physically and mentally
 

zipplock

Hall of Fame
Arthure Hash and Don Bush were grate tennis players, which had a lot of affect in the sport, effecting future generations.
When your watching them play in old videos, you’re eyes can’t beleive it. Few players acheived better performances then those at that times.
Hilarious!!!
 
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