Three Tennis Books

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 Joel’s development as a person and a player – 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 Gilbert’s classic, Winning Ugly. If you are a thinking tennis player – one who wants not only to improve his physical, but mental skills on the court – 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!