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For The Holidays, Consider “The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time” by Steve Flink

For The Holidays, Consider “The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time” by Steve Flink

Dec. 7 | Having trouble thinking of the proper holiday gift for the tennis player in your life? Consider the book “The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time” by Steve. Flink. “The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time” features profiles and rankings of the...

On Anniversary of Don Budge’s Signature Win, A Nod To Tim Mayotte

On Anniversary of Don Budge’s Signature Win, A Nod To Tim Mayotte

Jul. 20 | by Randy Walker @TennisPublisher From my “On This Day In Tennis History” book, ebook, mobile app and audio book, you will find that July 20 is the anniversary of the famous 1937 Davis Cup match between Don Budge of the United States and...

“On This Day In Tennis History” Book, EBook, Mobile App Now An Audio Book

“On This Day In Tennis History” Book, EBook, Mobile App Now An Audio Book

Dec. 16 | “On This Day In Tennis History,“ the popular tennis book, ebook and mobile app, is now also available as an audio book. The calendar-like compilation of historical and unique anniversaries, events and happenings from the world of tennis is now available...

Grand Slam Spoilers! The Three Times Grand Slam Dreams Have Fallen One Leg Short

Grand Slam Spoilers! The Three Times Grand Slam Dreams Have Fallen One Leg Short

Sep. 7 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   There is much talk about the five players who have completed the six Grand Slams in the history of tennis – Don Budge (1938), Maureen Connolly (1953), Rod Laver (1962, 1969), Margaret Court (1970) and Steffi...

Did Intoxication Prevent The First Ever Grand Slam?

Did Intoxication Prevent The First Ever Grand Slam?

Aug. 25 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Don Budge was the first player in tennis history to win the Grand Slam of tennis in 1938 when he swept in one year all four major championships – the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. titles.  However,...

The Grand Slam – Origins and Correct Verbiage

The Grand Slam – Origins and Correct Verbiage

Jun. 27 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   The Grand Slam… It’s a term often mis-used in tennis, but in 2015 there is a chance Serena Williams will be able to achieve the ultimate achievement in the sport of tennis. The Grand Slam is the term...

Greatest of the Wood-Racket Men

Greatest of the Wood-Racket Men

Aug. 5 | by Joseph B. Stahl   If you remember nothing else, remember this: “When Lew Hoad was at his peak, nobody could touch him.” - Pancho Gonzales (Hoad’s greatest rival) “If Lew Hoad was on, you may as well just go home or have...

Author Marshall Jon Fisher Discusses Tennis And His New Book “A Backhanded Gift”

Author Marshall Jon Fisher Discusses Tennis And His New Book “A Backhanded Gift”

Feb. 18 | What is the best tennis-themed novel of all time? Some are already suggesting that Marshall Jon Fisher’s new book A BACKHANDED GIFT may just be that. Fisher burst into prominence in the tennis world in 2009 with the release of his widely popular book...

“A Backhanded Gift” By “A Terrible Splendor” Author Marshall Jon Fisher Published By New Chapter Press

“A Backhanded Gift” By “A Terrible Splendor” Author Marshall Jon Fisher Published By New Chapter Press

Jan. 29 | A BACKHANDED GIFT, a novel by Marshall Jon Fisher, the author of the celebrated book A TERRIBLE SPLENDOR about the famous Don Budge-Gottfried von Cramm Davis Cup match from 1937, is the latest book to be published by New Chapter Press. A BACKHANDED...

Who Has The Greatest Backhand In The History of Tennis?

Who Has The Greatest Backhand In The History of Tennis?

Dec. 6 | Who has the greatest backhand in the history of tennis? Tennis historian and author Steve Flink throws out his thoughts on the debate ranking the top five men’s and women’s backhands of all time in his new book THE GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF ALL...

When 76 Years of British Men’s Tennis Futility Started

When 76 Years of British Men’s Tennis Futility Started

Sep. 12 | By Randy Walker   The tennis world is still buzzing over Andy Murray ending a 76-year British Grand Slam drought of men’s singles champions. Murray’s 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 win over Novak Djokovic in Monday’s US Open final ended...

75 Years Ago, One of the Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time

75 Years Ago, One of the Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time

Jul. 20 | NEW YORK — It was 75 years ago on July 20, 1937 when Don Budge won one of the most dramatic and politically important tennis matches of all time as he came back from two-sets-to-love down to defeat Gottfried von Cramm 6-8, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 8-6 in...