THE BUD COLLINS HISTORY OF TENNIS by Bud Collins and THE GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF ALL TIME by Steve Flink – two of the most comprehensive books documenting the history of tennis – are among the many tennis books published by New Chapter Press available as gifts for the Holidays.
New Chapter Press is the leading publisher of tennis books featuring titles written by and about some of the greatest players of all-time, tennis history books that document tales, records and happenings in the sport, as well as instructional books to improve play and strategy.
THE BUD COLLINS HISTORY OF TENNIS by Bud Collins ($35.95, available here: http://m1e.net/c?96279190-/0U7dIW54L/gU%408131537-XFtM.ZTDeyPXQ is the ultimate compilation of historical tennis information written by the world’s most famous tennis journalist and tennis historian. The book includes year-by-year recaps of every tennis season, biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all the major events. The author’s personal relationships with major tennis stars offer insights into the world of professional tennis found nowhere else.
THE GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF ALL TIME by Steve Flink ($28.95, available here http://m1e.net/c?96279190-pETvswroWxyXY%408131538-.W47RkvMO/wVM features profiles and rankings of the greatest matches of all time dating from the 1920s featuring Bill Tilden and Suzanne Lenglen up through the modern era of tennis featuring contemporary stars Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Flink breaks down, analyzes and puts into historical context the sport’s most memorable matches, providing readers with a courtside seat at these most celebrated and significant duels. Flink’s fascinating “greatest strokes of all time” section ranks and describes the players who best executed all the important shots in the game through the years.
TITANIC: THE TENNIS STORY by Lindsay Gibbs ($12.95, available here: http://m1e.net/c?96279190-9CTZ/94/C3yb2%408131539-PkwlfhOS0o.xg tells a narrative tale of Dick Williams and Karl Behr and their incredible stories of survival from the Titanic disaster in 1912. The two tennis standouts amazingly survived the sinking and met each other on the rescue ship Carpathia. Two years later, the two became U.S. Davis Cup teammates and again faced each other in the quarterfinals in the biggest tennis tournament in the country, the U.S. Nationals – the modern-day U.S. Open. The winner went on to become the unexpected singles champion of the tournament, winning their first major singles championship with a final-round upset over the world’s best player Maurice McLoughlin – the Roger Federer of this era in tennis.
ROGER FEDERER: QUEST FOR PERFECTION ($19.95, www.RogerFedererBook.com) was written by Rene Stauffer, the esteemed Swiss tennis journalist who has covered Federer since the budding tennis champion was a 15-year-old. The book chronicles Federer’s life as tempermental junior player, through his early struggles on the ATP Tour and his break-through win at Wimbledon in 2003 and winning his record-breaking 15th major singles title at Wimbledon in 2009. The book also focuses on Federer’s values, how he has been marketed, his relationship with the media as well as his numerous charitable pursuits.
THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS…AND OTHER TENNIS TALES FROM A BYGONE ERA by Sidney Wood with David Wood ($15.95 available here http://m1e.net/c?96279190-IyzfiWhk2Brtk%408131540-gn3zVWiyJwXQU details some of the most outrageous and never documented before stories from tennis and old-school Hollywood documented by Sidney Wood, who famously won the 1931 Wimbledon men’s singles title in a default over Frank Shields, the grandfather of actress Brooke Shields.
TENNIS MADE EASY by Kelly Gunterman ($19.95, available here http://m1e.net/c?96279190-o.0VqmpkfQUxA%408131541-yBDQG0CIw1qhI is an accessible, concise and informative paperback guide that offers sensible and simple instruction, explained in a clear, jargon-free format, drawn from 30 years of tennis coaching. Effective for tennis players of all levels, this workbook includes a wealth of tactics, strategies, and definitions that is perfectly suited for beginners to the sport. Integrating productive and enjoyable practice drills, a wide range of topics are explored-gripping the racket, perfecting your serve, positioning, pressuring the opponent, and how to play singles or doubles. Clear information on choosing equipment and deciding what to pack in a tennis bag is also included.
THE EDUCATION OF A TENNIS PLAYER ($19.95 available here: http://m1e.net/c?96279190-sUNduP7IcRTxQ%408131542-VAhZk4ucH/rFw is the memoir of Rod Laver that focuses mainly on his famous 1969 Grand Slam season, capped off by his win over fellow Australian Tony Roche in the final of the U.S. Open. Along with co-author Bud Collins, Laver also writes about his childhood and early days in tennis, his 1962 Grand Slam and offers tips on how players of all levels can improve their game. He also shares some of the strategies that helped him to unparalleled success on the tennis court.
JAN KODES: A JOURNEY TO GLORY FROM BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN by Jan Kodes ($49.95, available here http://m1e.net/c?96279190-W24y8iGGRKaT6%408131543-tJkq99Q4KvEzM is a coffee table book that provides a narrative and illustrated history of Czech tennis through the eyes of Kodes and author Peter Kolar. The book, filled with hundreds of unique and personal photographs, documents the successful journey of Kodes from political turmoil of the Cold War to international tennis fame, detailing the early days of darkness and family persecution in communist Czechoslovakia and the complexities of becoming a professional tennis player under a totalitarian regime. Entertaining anecdotes featuring Czech tennis legends Ivan Lendl and Martina Navratilova are also featured as well as the stories behind Kodes’ victories at Wimbledon and the French Open and his two runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open.
ACING DEPRESSION: A TENNIS CHAMPION’S TOUGHEST MATCH ($19.95, www.CliffRicheyBook.com) was written by former U.S. No. 1 Cliff Richey along with his oldest daughter Hilaire Richey Kallendorf and details the life and tennis career of Richey, providing readers with his real-life drama – on and off the tennis court. Richey’s depression is a constant theme, from his genetics and family history, to the tensions of his professional tennis career and family life, to his eventual diagnosis and steps to recover from his condition. This book inspires people to never to give up, no matter how difficult life may be.
ON THIS DAY IN TENNIS HISTORY by Randy Walker ($19.95, 528 pages, www.TennisHistoryBook.com) is a fun and fact-filled compilation that offers anniversaries, summaries, and anecdotes of events from the world of tennis for every day in the calendar year. Presented in a day-by-day format, the entries into this mini-encyclopedia include major tournament victory dates, summaries of the greatest matches ever played, trivia and statistics as well as little-known and quirky happenings.
A PLAYER’S GUIDE TO USTA LEAGUE TENNIS by Tony Serksnis ($14.99, available here http://m1e.net/c?96279190-pJxvtetgvXk9k%408131544-Jmj3lvkqW.iJU is an engaging tutorial that explains the ins and outs of being on a tennis team and provides a blueprint for managing and competing within the team structure. The book also provides strategies, concepts and tips on everything from pre-match preparations to maintaining team chemistry. This is not a book on the “how to” of tennis strokes or play, but rather a blueprint for a team to operate effectively towards their goals.
In December, New Chapter Press will also release A BACKHANDED GIFT a novel by Marshall Jon Fisher, the author of the celebrated tennis book “A Terrible Splendor.” The novel is a story involving love, tennis, sex, frustrated artistic ambition and the dilemma of being a German Jew and can be pre-ordered here: http://m1e.net/c?96279190-Wo.7qf68TJUf.%408131545-VqSJRhPZK8r0M
Other titles published by New Chapter Press include BOYCOTT: STOLEN DREAMS OF THE 1980 MOSCOW OLYMPIC GAMES by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli (www.Boycott1980.com), THE LENNON PROPHECY by Joe Niezgoda (www.TheLennonProphecy.com) INTERNET DATING 101: IT’S COMPLICATED BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE by Laura Schreffler available here on Amazon.com http://m1e.net/c?96279190-SUMM/fZrijgno%408131546-eGRLfbx.qUjMk HOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY by Carl Sautter (available here http://m1e.net/c?96279190-SL/OCeahSSK/E%408131547-fhZEhjivRmRBQ BONE APPETIT, GOURMET COOKING FOR YOUR DOG by Suzan Anson (available here: http://m1e.net/c?96279190-kmqkRrLuTjEtc%408131548-3q7OpakSf4i.M THE RULES OF NEIGHBORHOOD POKER ACCORDING TO HOYLE by Stewart Wolpin (available here: http://m1e.net/c?96279190-G52krQosqNkdI%408131549-Ay7x2szmRaWuw WEEKEND WARRIORS: THE MEN OF PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE by Jack McDermott (available here: http://m1e.net/c?96279190-63jGO.51j/F4w%408131550-OCKH4/O.rbCt6 among others.
Founded in 1987, New Chapter Press is an independent publisher of books and part of the Independent Publishers Group. More information can be found at www.NewChapterMedia.com