Game, Set, Match
Author: Susan Ware
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Argues that Billie Jean King's 1973 defeat of male player Bobby Riggs in tennis' Battle of the Sexes match helped, along with the passage of the Title IX anti-sex discrimination act, cause a revolution in women's sports.
Game. Set. Match.
Author: Jennifer Iacopelli
Publisher: Jci Books
Nestled along the North Carolina coast, the Outer Banks Tennis Academy is the world's most elite training facility. In this pressure-cooker environment, futures are forged in blood and sweat, and dreams are shattered in an instant. Penny Harrison, a rising star, is determined to win the French Open and beat her arch rival, Zina Lutrova. But when her coach imports British bad boy Alex Russell as her new training partner, will Penny be able to keep her laser-like focus? Tennis is all Jasmine Randazzo has ever known. The daughter of two Grand Slam champions, she's hell-bent on extending her family's legacy and writing her own happily-ever-after...until her chosen Prince Charming gives her the just-friends speech, right before the biggest junior tournament of the year, the Outer Banks Classic. With a powerful serve and killer forehand, newcomer Indiana Gaffney is turning heads. She's thrilled by all of the attention, especially from Jack Harrison, Penny's agent and hot older brother, except he keeps backing off every time things start heating up. With so much at stake, dreams-and hearts-are bound to break. As a tennis lover, this book was right up my alley - the sections that deal with the sport are heart-pounding and filled with nervous excitement. As a reader who salivates over well-drawn characters and sizzling romantic sparks, Game. Set. Match. exceeded every expectation. This is a fantastic bunch of strong, interesting, sexy characters, and I can't wait to see what's next - the OBXers definitely have a new fan in me. - Lyla Payne, USAToday Bestselling author of BROKEN AT LOVE Jennifer so expertly weaves the stories of these six characters together that my heart was absolutely tied up in their hopes, dreams, and disappointments. Full of funny, steamy, heartbreaking, and girl-power moments with a surprise around every corner. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! - Alessandra Thomas, author of PICTURE PERFECT
Author: Len Deighton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.
Game, Set, Match
Author: Charlie Jones, Kim Doren
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Charlie Jones and Kim Doren are rapidly becoming admired authors of sports advice. Following their popular golf instruction book, Be The Ball: A Golf Instruction Book For The Mind, Game, Set, Match gives tennis players everywhere the inside track on how the stars prepare for their games. Many of the biggest names in tennis have contributed their personal advice for this book. Learn from tennis champions Monica Seles and Michael Change, legends Jack Kramer and Rod Laver, coaches Nick Bolletierri and Vic Braden, game analysts Bud Collins and Pam Shriver, and celebrities such as Dick Van Patton and Regis Philbin, who love to play the game. More than 50 contributors in all offer their unique poiners and philosophies about using the power of the mind to become the best tennis player you can. Everyone who is serious about tennis will want a copy of this insightful and inspiring book about the mental side of the game.
Game, Set and Match
Author: Mark Hodgkinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
What better way to improve your tennis – and to gain a new appreciation for the sport – than by discovering the secrets of the world's greatest players and coaches? Reading this book is to feel as though you are receiving personal tuition from the tennis elite, including those who have won Grand Slam titles and held the world number one ranking. Game, Set and Match: Secret Weapons of the World's Top Tennis Players is an unprecedented collection of tips from the sport's superstars, including Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov, Eugenie Bouchard, Kei Nishikori, Pete Sampras, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Milos Raonic, Caroline Wozniacki, Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Bob and Mike Bryan, Martina Navratilova, Gael Monfils, Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic and Marin Cilic. There is also advice from Roger Federer's mother, Lynette on tennis parenting and tips from Rafa Nadal's uncle and coach, Toni, as well as other leading coaches such as Patrick Mouratoglou, Nick Bollettieri, Paul Annacone, Marian Vajda, Judy Murray, Darren Cahill, Roger Rasheed and Robert Lansdorp, and from fitness experts such as Andre Agassi's former trainer, Gil Reyes. Top tips from the pros include: 'How to disguise your serve' by Pete Sampras 'Being a tennis parent' by Lynette Federer 'How to play a "tweener"' by Grigor Dimitrov
Game, Set, Match
Author: Henry S. Kramer
Publisher: ALM Publishing
Publisher Fact Sheet Looks at the entire negotiation process from the all-important, but often overlooked, initial planning stages, through opening negotiations, mid-game, end game, & follow up.
"A biography of African American tennis champion Arthur Ashe, a pioneering minority athlete known for his character, sportsmanship, and activism in social causes such as civil rights and HIV/AIDS awareness. Includes an afterword, author's note, and photographs"--Provided by publisher.
Game, Set, and Match
Author: Herbert Warren Wind
Publisher: Open Road Media
The leading players and outstanding matches of two thrilling decades in tennis history From Rod Laver’s amateur Grand Slam in 1962 to the first US Open held at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, legendary sportswriter Herbert Warren Wind captures the grace and drama of modern tennis in this brilliant collection drawn from the pages of the New Yorker. The era’s biggest names, including Margaret Court, Chris Evert, John Newcombe, Arthur Ashe, and Pancho Gonzales, thrill the crowds of Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and Forest Hills, and America’s Davis Cup team battles patriotic linesmen and frenzied fans in an epic showdown against the Romanians in Bucharest. In “Mrs. King versus Mr. Riggs,” Wind paints a witty and evocative portrait of Billy Jean King’s historic beatdown of Bobby Riggs, and in “Forest Hills and the Final Between Connors and Borg,” he vividly recounts one of the wildest and woolliest tournaments in the sport’s history. Rendered with the same authority and eloquence that led the New York Times to declare Wind the dean of American golf writers, these dispatches from center court testify to the celebrated journalist’s passion and versatility.
Game, Set and Match
Author: Donna King
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
At the age of 12, having been trained by her dad from a very early age, Carrie Springsteen is a star tennis player. Carrie is tired of being forced to choose between friends and tennis. But will a visit to a top tennis school in Florida help Carrie make a choice?
Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more Cengage Learning offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Cengage Learning Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. GAME/SET/MATCH: A TENNIS GUIDE covers all the basic fundamentals of playing tennis and is suitable for players at all levels. It combines basic instruction and visual cues on the proper way to execute tennis techniques and skills, and includes more than 40 diagrams and 200 photos of suggested drills for students. The strategy chapters provide a base for development of thinking on the court, and the tennis court behavior and interpretation of rules section provide students with a solid foundation of the sport. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Game, Set, Life
Author: Wayne J. Street
Publisher: Tate Publishing
I should have been at the tree farm, fighting with my sister over the perfect tree. I missed out on the big game and the most recent school dance. Why? Because I didn't have control of when I could go to the bathroom. So I was stuck at home with Planet of the Apes. I hate that movie.' High school is hard enough without worrying about your reputation, but teen embarrassment reaches new levels for Wayne J. Street, Jr. What starts as severe stomach cramps quickly sidelines the tennis standout for fear of losing control of more than just his serve. Crippled with pain and embarrassment, he conceals his struggles until his diminishing frame threatens to expel the truth. Wayne has officially joined the four thousand males diagnosed with Crohn's disease each year. By the age of twenty-five, he will also face a cancer that would put fear into any man. But with the stamina and determination of a true athlete, Wayne embarks on a doctor's visit that bruises more than his ego. Written with Wayne's wit and dry humor, what could easily be a sob story of agonizing treatments quickly evolves into a story toned with personality and perseverance. Friends and family rally around Wayne as he makes his amazing journey from a naive teen to death bed to proud father, and he learns what doesn't kill him, really does make him stronger. Author Wayne J. Street, Jr. resides in Cotati, California, with his wife, Tiffany, and their son, William. He is a seven-year survivor of testicular cancer and has battled Crohn's disease for the past fourteen years. He is still playing tennis."
Author: Len Deighton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Long-awaited reissue of the second part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.
Game, Set, Match-Life
Author: James Patrick Wilbanks
James Patrick Wilbanks background, experience, and success in the arena of tennis, including playing and teaching, coupled with his creative mindset resulted in Game, Set, Match-Life, a novel that is set in the tennis world. It tells the story of a young tennis player named Nicky who began playing tennis at the early age of four. Many years later, he finds himself in a relationship with his girlfriend, Juli, and plans to play college tennis in Hawaii. However, geographical destruction and relationship demise weigh heavy on this young man's heart as he attempts to figure out his future. Sweeping changes in the tennis world may be a blessing in disguise. Will Nicky's dreams of college and pro tennis be realized?
A man in need of a comeback…A woman in need of love. Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright's playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he's down forty-love. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs is in the hands of the woman he loved and left fifteen years ago. While single-mom, Izzy Connors, sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn't the star he appears to be. All she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle. Will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart? GAME, SET, MATCH is a FREE Romantic Comedy with steamy sexual content and mild language.