Knowing the Score

My Family and Our Tennis Story

Author: Judy Murray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147354842X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7879

The Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray’s extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism. We all need a story of ‘yes we can’ to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story.

Knowing the Score - My Family and Our Tennis Story

Author: Judy Murray

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

ISBN: 9781784741792

Category: Tennis coaches

Page: 288

View: 4473

It was the day I put the tennis balls into the tumble dryer that I realised I thought about tennis a little bit differently. What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray's extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism. We all need a story of 'yes we can' to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story.

Knowing the Score

Author: Judy Murray

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

ISBN: 9781784741808

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9327

It was the day I put the tennis balls into the tumble dryer that I realised I thought about tennis a little bit differently. What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray's extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to hostile press conferences and entrenched sexism. We all need a story of 'yes we can' to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story.

Chasing Points

A Season on the Pro Tennis Circuit

Author: Gregory Howe

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785314157

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 222

View: 5230

At 34 years of age, Gregory Howe quit teaching in London to chase his childhood dream of becoming a world-ranked tennis professional. He started his year-long journey in the minor leagues, playing across four continents, as far afield as Bangkok, Kampala and Lahore, initially struggling against younger, fitter aspiring pros. Breaking through to the elite ATP tour, he got within volleying distance of some of the greats of the modern game. Eventually, he managed to juggle competing on the ATP tour with holding down a nine-to-five job. Along the way he encountered almost everything the tennis world has to offer, from rising stars racing to the top, to players whose hopes are slowly being shattered. Chasing Points: A Season on the Pro Tennis Circuit offers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a touring tennis professional from the perspective of a real 'underdog'.

Knowing the Score

What Sports Can Teach Us About Philosophy (And What Philosophy Can Teach Us About Sports)

Author: David Papineau

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465094945

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 9895

In Knowing the Score, philosopher David Papineau uses sports to illuminate some of modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. As Papineau demonstrates, the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes confuses crucial issues in philosophy. The tactics of road bicycle racing shed new light on questions of altruism, while sporting family dynasties reorient the nature v. nurture debate. Why do sports competitors choke? Why do fans think God will favor their team over their rivals? How can it be moral to deceive the umpire by framing a pitch? From all of these questions, and many more, philosophy has a great deal to learn. An entertaining and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world, Knowing the Score is perfect reading for armchair philosophers and Monday morning quarterbacks alike.

But Seriously

Author: John McEnroe

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316324876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6999

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his #1 bestseller He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one bestseller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk. Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st century sport and celebrity. Who are the game's winners and losers? What's it like playing guitar onstage with the Rolling Stones, hitting balls with today's greats, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-sized expectations? In But Seriously, John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from champion and tennis legend to father, broadcaster, and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection with razor sharp and brutally honest opinions, all in McEnroe's signature style. This is the sports book of the year: wildly entertaining, very funny, surprisingly touching, and 100% McEnroe.

Coaching and Learning Tennis Basics 4: The Road to College Tennis

Author: Patrick Diegan

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1681394685

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 148

View: 5313

-For beginning tennis players. -Parents of beginning tennis players -Aspiring trainers and players of all levels -How to develop a young tennis player and the college recruitment process This extensively illustrated guide provides a wealth of information including the following: How to select the correct racket, string and stringing machine. Knowing your grips. Quick Start tennis Beginning forehand, backhand and service teaching progressions in a group situation. The volley, topspin, slice and service teaching progressions when teaching the individual. Footwork including advanced movement techniques. ATP compared to WTA forehand. Advanced spin serving. Advanced volleying. Two handed backhand variations. Return of serve, approach shot and specialty shot sections. The development of a young tennis player and the route to college tennis. Beginner, Intermediate and advanced singles and doubles tactics.

On the Line

Author: Serena Williams

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446564028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7811

One of the biggest stars in tennis, Serena Williams has captured every major title. Her 2009 Australia Open championship earned her the #1 world ranking for the third time in her illustrious career - and marked only the latest exclamation point on a life well and purposefully lived. As a young girl, Serena began training with an adult-sized racquet that was almost as big as her. Rather than dropping the racquet, Serena saw it as a challenge to overcome-and she has confronted every obstacle on her path to success with the same unflagging spirit. From growing up in the tough, hardscrabble neighborhood of Compton, California, to being trained by her father on public tennis courts littered with broken glass and drug paraphernalia, to becoming the top women's player in the world, Serena has proven to be an inspiration to her legions of fans both young and old. Her accomplishments have not been without struggle: being derailed by injury, devastated by the tragic shooting of her older sister, and criticized for her unorthodox approach to tennis. Yet somehow, Serena always manages to prevail. Both on the court and off, she's applied the strength and determination that helped her to become a champion to successful pursuits in philanthropy, fashion, television and film. In this compelling and poignant memoir, Serena takes an empowering look at her extraordinary life and what is still to come.

Ivan Lendl

The Man Who Made Murray

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781313113

Category: Tennis coaches

Page: 352

View: 3489

When Andy Murray broke the news in March 2014 that he was parting company with Ivan Lendl it caused shock waves across the world. In just over two years Lendl had turned Murray from a perennial runner-up into the most successful British tennis player since Fred Perry - a winner of the US Open, Olympic Gold and Wimbledon Champion. However, when Murray - a 4 times Grand Slam finalist - announced, in 2011, that he was teaming up with the man they called the 'chokoslovakian' for the number of times he had lost a Slam final, there was widespread consensus that whoever had made the decision was either a genius or taking a huge gamble. Lendl, who had fled from behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War to move to America in order to pursue his tennis dreams, was everything that his contemporaries – McEnroe, Becker, Connors – were not. And yet, after falling at the final hurdle 4 times, he went on to win 8 Grand Slams. But there was one title missing – Wimbledon. And he was obsessed by it. So what did Lendl and Murray see in each other that no one else did? What did Lendl do to turn Murray from a perennial runner-up to US Open Champion and the first Briton to lift the Wimbledon trophy in 77 years? Going back to Lendl’s roots and through extensive interviews and analysis of the Murray-Lendl axis seen at close quarters, Mark Hodgkinson reveals the magic formula that Lendl used to turn Murray into a champion. In so doing he lifts the lid on their relationship, and how it came to an end, which made this left-field combination the most successful in British tennis history.

Live the Best Story of Your Life

A World Champion's Guide to Lasting Change

Author: Bob Litwin

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 157826667X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 3620

CHANGE CAN BE EASY. CHANGE CAN BE FAST. Do you want a new story? Most of us do. We are all looking to shift the stories in our lives. But the question remains: How? This book is the how. A result of thousands of hours of research from the best minds in the field of human potential, Live the Best Story of Your Life harnesses the power of your personal story and provides a guide to creating positive shifts in any area of your life. Bob Litwin, a leading performance coach on Wall Street and a World Champion tennis player, brings you 33 personalized coaching sessions that will help you reach new levels of success on every level of your life. Where therapy fails, his brand of storytelling is a faster, more effective way to lasting change. Live the Best Story of Your Life does not shift what we do, it shifts who we are. It will also show you how to: • Get clear on your old stories and learn to leave them in the past. • Discover the excitement and energy of your new story. • Access the 33 strategies followed by people who always seem to win at life. Are you on the cusp of a brand new story? If you can feel change brewing, if you want that change to be painless and almost instantaneous, Live the Best Story of Your Life is your hand to hold, your private coach, the map you’ve been waiting for to live the best story of your life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond My Dreams

From Communist Romania to the Oval Office

Author: Peter Marmureanu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491745401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 5279

When Peter Marmureanu started learning tennis in communist-held Romania, he was ten years old, playing barefoot on clay courts, swinging a wooden paddle that served as a racket. Eight years later, as a member of Romania’s Davis Cup team, Marmureanu was traveling side by side with Ilie Nastase and Ion Tiriac to the world’s capitals playing tournaments in Cairo, Monte Carlo, Paris, London, Moscow, and scores of other cities. In Beyond My Dreams, Marmureanu recounts his life story and how he was forced to become a designated courier for the Securitate, traveling with packets of top-secret documents concealed in his racket cover for delivery to Romanian embassies. In a last-minute flight to freedom that sounds like an espionage thriller, Marmureanu narrates how he made his escape. But even in America, where Donald Rumsfeld and President Gerald Ford helped secure his citizenship, he lived for many years under FBI protection, carrying a handgun for his own safety, knowing the danger that loomed over Romania’s defectors and what might happen if he ever went back. And yet, for the sake of his family, Marmureanu risked a return—witnessing, firsthand, the initial moments of insurrection preceding the fall of an evil regime. In this memoir—filled with intrigue, courage, and defiance—Marmureanu tells how he escaped one of the most repressive regimes on earth—the incredible but true adventure of one man’s flight to freedom.

What Works for Women at Work

Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know

Author: Joan C. Williams,Rachel Dempsey

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479814318

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 3066

Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women. An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today’s workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead—Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women. Based on interviews with 127 successful working women, over half of them women of color, What Works for Women at Work presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today’s workplace. Distilling over 35 years of research, Williams and Dempsey offer four crisp patterns that affect working women: Prove-It-Again!, the Tightrope, the Maternal Wall, and the Tug of War. Each represents different challenges and requires different strategies—which is why women need to be savvier than men to survive and thrive in high-powered careers. Williams and Dempsey’s analysis of working women is nuanced and in-depth, going far beyond the traditional cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women. Throughout the book, they weave real-life anecdotes from the women they interviewed, along with quick kernels of advice like a “New Girl Action Plan,” ways to “Take Care of Yourself”, and even “Comeback Lines” for dealing with sexual harassment and other difficult situations.

Andy Murray - Seventy-Seven

My Road to Wimbledon Glory

Author: Andy Murray

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755365975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9125

Andy Murray's own account of his road to Wimbledon glory Andy Murray takes readers on a personal journey through his career. In a memoir focusing on the last two dramatic years, he shares his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career and allows fans a glimpse into his world—his intense training regime, his close-knit team, and his mental and physical battle to get to the very top. This beautiful, very personal book is a stunning celebration of Andy's career so far.

The Court Jester

My Story

Author: Mansour Bahrami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781438987941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 6496

Bahrami also talks about his friendships with some of the great tennis players - Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ilie Nastase, Henri Leconte - and many others. Inspirational, funny and truly original, this is much more than a sports autobiography. It is the story of one man's success against all the odds, set against the backdrop of a country in the midst of revolution and war. But, above all, it is Mansour Bahrami's undiminished passion for tennis and his amazing adventures on and off the court which make this book an exceptional read.

Unstoppable

My Life So Far

Author: Maria Sharapova

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374279799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1648

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, seventeen-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 became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then—at perhaps the peak of her career—Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF’s list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months—a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful. But Sharapova’s career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn’t begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history. Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova’s is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. She brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her—with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished. Sharapova’s Unstoppable is a powerful memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win—whatever the odds.

My Life

Queen of the Court

Author: Serena Williams,Daniel Paisner

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9781847396457

Category: African American women tennis players

Page: 257

View: 4487

One of the biggest stars in tennis, Serena Williams has captured every major title. From growing up in the tough neighborhood of Compton, California, to being trained by her father on courts littered with broken glass and drug paraphernalia, to becoming the top women's player in the world, Serena has proven to be an inspiration to her legions of fans. Her accomplishments have not been won without struggle. She has been derailed by injury, criticized for her unorthodox approach to tennis, and was devastated by the tragic shooting of her older sister. Yet somehow Serena always manages to prevail, both on and off the court. She's applied the same strength and determination that helped her to become a champion to her successful pursuits in philanthropy, fashion, television, and film. In this compelling and poignant memoir, Serena takes an empowering look at her extraordinary life and what is still to come.

The Singles Game

Author: Lauren Weisberger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147677840X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8339

The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada—a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court. How far would you go to reach the top? When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil, the infamously brutal coach Todd Feltner, Good Girl Charlie is banished. After all, no one ever wins big by playing nice. Charlie finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity events on mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty. But in a world obsessed with good looks and hot shots, is Charlie willing to lose herself to win it all? The Singles Game is a sexy and wickedly entertaining romp through a world where the stakes are high—and no one plays by the rules.

A Magical Racquet Ride

Journey to the Four Grand Slam Tournaments of Tennis

Author: Marissa Irvin Gould,Mark Brayer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492177081

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3991

**The recipient of a prestigious Mom's Choice Award** With a little world geography and a whole lot of tennis mixed together, kids and parents alike will fall in love with tennis for the first time, or all over again. A fantasy-adventure picture book that both boys and girls will want to read time after time, while they learn about tennis and its truly international appeal. Readers of all ages will be delighted by this brightly illustrated, rhyming story of magical tennis racquets escorting twins across the globe to glamorous tennis ports of call--New York, London, Paris, and Melbourne. Written by a former tennis professional, Marissa Irvin Gould, has played the sport at the highest level-- winning matches at all four Grand Slam events. She is also a mother of three young children and an elementary school teacher with a passion for learning. Don't be surprised if after reading this book, kids are clamoring for a new racquet, and a chance to get outside and play tennis for themselves.

Amazing Grace

Author: Megan Shull

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439532102

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 247

View: 8902

Tired of the endorsements, press conferences, and tournaments, Grace Kincaid, a beautiful tennis superstar, goes into hiding and starts a new life in Alaska, with the help of a former FBI agent, where she transforms herself into the girl she's always wanted to be. Reprint.

Living the Life More Fabulous

Beauty, Style and Empowerment for Older Women

Author: Tricia Cusden

Publisher: Spring

ISBN: 1409172716

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 8414

"There has never been a better time to be an older woman. We are fitter, healthier and living longer than at any time in history. My intention is to show you how to live your extra bonus of time as fabulously as possible." Living the Life More Fabulous is an irresistible guide to feeling great, whatever your age. Featuring topics such as beauty, style, confidence and health it provides advice on how to live an engaged life and keep an active mind. Whether you are looking for ideas to update your look, improve your general well-being or take an exciting or much-needed new direction, this book will encourage and empower you to live your life to the full.