Tennis Book Inspiration?

weelie

Semi-Pro
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
”the best tennis of your life”

I’ve sometimes carried it in the tennis bag. 1-2 page bits that helpful, on the mental sude of things. Most tennis books I’ve had, I’ve given away... so those don’t count,eh?
 

FiddlerDog

Rookie
What a complete waste of what should have been a valuable thread.

I am currently reading Hardcourt Confidential.
Best Tennis of your Life
is also on deck.
After that, I will be reading Fox's Think to Win
 

Jake Speeed

Professional
What a complete waste of what should have been a valuable thread.

I am currently reading Hardcourt Confidential.
Best Tennis of your Life
is also on deck.
After that, I will be reading Fox's Think to Win
The "waste" of the Thread is "by design."

Pick up Rod Laver's books. He has a few of them.

Still valuable today and with no foolish instructional commentary.

JS
 

FiddlerDog

Rookie
Yes, I have no interest in reading about stroke instruction.
But, I love reading about tennis stories and behind the scenes stuff.
Would you suggest Education of a Tennis Player or his Autobiography ?
 

Jake Speeed

Professional
Yes, I have no interest in reading about stroke instruction.
But, I love reading about tennis stories and behind the scenes stuff.
Would you suggest Education of a Tennis Player or his Autobiography ?
Absolutely,

Anything which has to do with Players of that time in history, would be a delightful read.

Laver's instructional books have short stories.

JS
 

Bagumbawalla

Hall of Fame
The Fireside Book of Tennis- "complete history of tennis" (up to 1972)
is a good reference book with many contemporary accounts of major players-
and also includes some tennis instruction. Good for browsing and refreshing ones memory.
 
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