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Late to the Ball: Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win.
By Tantor Audio
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$22.95
4.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Being a man or a woman in your early 60s is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren't old...yet. But we sense it coming: Careers are winding down, kids are gone, parents are dying (friends, too), and our bodies are no longer youthful or even middle-aged. Learning to play tennis in your 50s is no small feat, but becoming a serious, competitive tennis player at the age of 60 is a whole other matter. It requires training the body to defy age


Ace Against Odds
By Audible Studios
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
Currently ranked world number one in women's doubles, Sania Mirza became an instant sensation when she won the Wimbledon Championships girls' doubles title at the age of 16. From 2003 until her retirement from the singles circuit in 2012, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's top player, both in singles and doubles. A six-time Grand Slam champion, she notched up an incredible 41 consecutive wins with her doubles partner, Martina Hingis, between August 2015 and February


The Outsider: A Memoir
By HarperAudio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
Jimmy Connors is a working-man's hero, a people's champion who could tear the cover off a tennis ball, just as he tore the cover off the country-club gentility of his sport. A renegade from the wrong side of the tracks, Connors broke the rules with a radically aggressive style of play and bad-boy antics that turned his matches into prizefights. In 1974 alone, he won 95 out of 99 matches, all of them while wearing the same white shorts he washed in the sink of his hotel bathrooms. Though he


Smart Pickleball: The Pickleball Guru's Guide
By The Pickleball Guru, LLC
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$14.95
4.0 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
Just because you know the rules and have had a blast playing pickleball since the day you learned, doesn't necessarily mean that you're playing as well as you could be. Players of every age and ability can learn to play better and win more when they start to apply the principles of Smart Pickleball. In this book, Prem Carnot, the pickleball guru, takes you on an entertaining journey full of colorful characters and astonishingly familiar scenarios as he teaches one of his highly-renowned,


Game On
By Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
The Academy is an international sports mecca for teen athletes. There are only two ways in: deep pockets or enough talent to score a scholarship. Young tennis star Maya's dreams have finally come true when she earns a scholarship to The Academy. Plucked from her small town, Maya moves to the sports training facility/boarding school to (hopefully) start the beginning of her pro career. But Maya's fantasy of The Academy doesn't quite match the reality. Because where there are hot, talented teens,


Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy
By Audible Studios
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
The classic biography of America's first tennis star. When he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world's greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920's he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more completely than Babe Ruth ruled baseball, making his name, for more than a decade, synonymous with tennis. Phenomenally intelligent - he completed his first book on


Rafael Nadal: The Inspiring Story of One of Tennis' Greatest Legends
By Calvintir Books, LLC
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
Learn the inspiring story of one of tennis' greatest legends, Rafael Nadal! In Rafael Nadal: The Inspiring Story of One of Tennis' Greatest Legends, you will learn the incredible story of one of tennis' best players, Rafael Nadal. For the last two decades, three men have dominated the game of tennis: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. Nadal will likely go down as the greatest clay-court player to ever grace the court. At the time of this writing, Nadal is just 31 years old,


Federer and Me: A Story of Obsession
By Tantor Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
For much of the past decade, William Skidelsky has had an all-consuming devotion to Roger Federer, whom he considers to be the greatest and most graceful tennis player of all time.In this mesmerizing memoir, Skidelsky ponders what it is about the Swiss star that transfixes him and countless others. Skidelsky dissects the wonders of Federer's forehand, reflects on his rivalry with Nadal, revels in his victories, and relives his most crushing defeats. But in charting his obsession, Skidelsky also


A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played
By Unknown
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews
Before Federer versus Nadal, before Borg versus McEnroe, the greatest tennis match ever played pitted the dominant Don Budge against the seductively handsome Baron Gottfried von Cramm. This deciding 1937 Davis Cup match, played on the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon, was a battle of titans: the world's number-one tennis player against the number two; America against Germany; democracy against fascism. For five superhuman sets, the duo's brilliant shotmaking kept the Centre Court crowd - and the


Pullela Gopichand: The World Beneath His Feat
By Audible Studios
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
This is a gritty story of a badminton star, Pullela Gopi Chand, who brought laurels to India by winning the coveted All England Championships in 2001. The player for whom losing was not an option, who went against all rules and conventions. This book , the authorised biography of Pullela Gopichand, is about his rise from humble beginnings to become a star on Indian Badminton's horizon, as well as his endeavours to produce more sports icons like him through his one-of-a-kind badminton Academy..


Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports
By Audible Studios
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
When Billie Jean King trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis's Battle of the Sexes in 1973, she placed sports squarely at the center of a national debate about gender equity. In this winning combination of biography and history, Susan Ware argues that King's challenge to sexism, the supportive climate of second-wave feminism, and the legislative clout of Title IX sparked a women's sports revolution in the 1970s that fundamentally reshaped American society.While King did not single-handedly cause the


Expert in a Year: The Ultimate Table Tennis Challenge
By Sam Priestley & Ben Larcombe
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Sam Priestley was never Mr. Sporty. After failed attempts at rowing and running, he had given up on the possibility of becoming a sportsman. That was until childhood friend and table-tennis coach Ben Larcombe convinced him to act as the guinea pig in an experiment he had concocted: The Expert in a Year Challenge. Starting January 1, 2014, novice Sam was immersed in the world of competitive table tennis. He began training every day and, over the course of the year, notched up hundreds of hours


Federer and Me: A Story of Obsession
By Tantor Audio
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$22.95
4.8 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
For much of the past decade, William Skidelsky has had an all-consuming devotion to Roger Federer, whom he considers to be the greatest and most graceful tennis player of all time. In this mesmerizing memoir, Skidelsky ponders what it is about the Swiss star that transfixes him and countless others. Skidelsky dissects the wonders of Federer's forehand, reflects on his rivalry with Nadal, revels in his victories, and relives his most crushing defeats. But in charting his obsession, Skidelsky


Professional Tennis Player 101: A Quick Guide on How to Become the Best Tennis Player You Can Be and Achieve Your Dreams of Becoming a Professional from A to Z
By HowExpert
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$13.08
4.9 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Tennis is one of the most challenging sports in the world, requiring a heady cocktail of technical skill, physical prowess, and mental strength. It can be an intimidating game for beginners to pick up, while experienced club players often struggle to improve. And 99.99 percent of tennis players never play professional-standard tennis, while also dreaming what it would be like to do so. In this multipurpose guide to the sport of tennis, a former highly ranked British junior provides a raft of


Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World
By Audible Studios
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$14.95
4.1 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
The spring of 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After 22 years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a d├ętente - achieved not by politicians but by ping-pong players. The Western press delighted in the absurdity of the moment and branded it ''Ping-Pong Diplomacy''. But for the Chinese, ping-pong was always political, a strategic cog in Mao Zedong's foreign policy. Nicholas Griffin proves that the organized game, from its first


A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight
By Hachette Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where the idea of women playing sports is considered haram - un-Islamic, forbidden - and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, passing as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod of freedom in her country's fierce battle over women's rights. A Different Kind of Daughter tells of Maria's harrowing journey to play the sport she knew was her destiny, first living as a boy


Tennis in the Zone (Smart Tapes)
By Oasis Audio
SKU: #1001-WS1801-A02010-1589260783
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
CD instuctions on playing tennis.


The Courts of Babylon: Dispatches from the Golden Age of Tennis
By Audible Studios
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$25.95
4.1 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
No sport has gone through the seismic changes that rocked tennis when the game, long a holdout against professionalism and creeping commercialism, abandoned its roots as a genteel, amateurs-only enterprise and became a pro sport, vying for the heart of the public with rivals like soccer, NFL football, or NBA basketball. Peter Bodo, who has covered tennis since the dawn of this ''Open'' era as the chief writer for Tennis magazine, was there to witness this transition and what it promised, what


Unstoppable: My Life So Far
By Macmillan Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
This program is read by the author. From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating - and candid - story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top. In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. ''Maria Mania'' was born. Sharapova


Zen Tennis: Playing in the Zone
By Audible Studios
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$14.95
4.6 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
From the best-selling author of Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game and the tennis champion and world record holder of the Golden Set comes the most innovative and powerful book since The Inner Game of Tennis. Combining deep Eastern wisdom and practical tennis expertise, Zen Tennis will help you get out of your own way and into the zone..



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