Three Tennis Books: It would be easy to label these The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; but these are three different, but very interesting books for tennis players who read.
Jimmy Connors Saved My Life: written by noted tennis columnist (and fellow Newk Camper) Joel Drucker, this is labeled a personal biography; but is equally a semi-biography of Jimmy Connors. The book weaves back and forth between Joelâ€™s development as a person and a player â€“ along with his on-again, off-again friendship with the enigmatic Jimbo. Good insight into the tennis world and two different people.
The Bahama Triangle: written also by fellow Newk Camper, Paul Rutherford, this book is for that minority of adults who actually read fiction. It is a fast-moving action book about a tennis pro, who gets involved with some interesting characters after leaving the tour and teaching at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
And The Ugly? That is Brad Gilbertâ€™s classic, Winning Ugly. If you are a thinking tennis player â€“ one who wants not only to improve his physical, but mental skills on the court â€“ this is a must read. Brad gives great tips on how to prepare your game, your head, and even your tennis bag for a match. There are so many ways we can all improve our games, this is just another perspective on little techniques that could win that critical point to turn a match around. Happy reading.
P.S. Today is going to be my first day back on the tennis courts in a month!