Tennis Book List

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The Bud Collins History of Tennis
by Bud Collins (Author)
ISBN-10: 1937559386
ISBN-13: 978-1937559380
Publication Date: December 21, 2016
Estimated hardcover :
$ 26.46

Rod Laver: An Autobiography
By Rod Laver (Author),  Larry Writer (Author),  Roger Federer(Foreword)

ISBN-13: 978-1629372013
Publication Date:
April 01, 2016
Estimated hardcover :
$ 20.58

The Stylish Life: Tennis
By Ben Rothenberg

ISBN-10: 3832732314
ISBN-13: 978-3832732318
Publication Date:
March 27, 2015
Estimated hardcover :
$ 43.06

Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence
By Novak Djokovic
ISBN-10: 0345548981
ISBN-13: 978-0345548986
Publication Date:
August 20, 2013
Estimated hardcover :
$ 18.54

Second Is Last: The Authorized Biography of Legendary Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri
ByAuthor David R. Legge
ISBN-10: 0446534919
ISBN-13: 9780446534918
Publication Date:
August 28, 2012
Estimated hardcover :
$ 24.12
Estimated kindle edition cost: $ 14.99

Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew
By Mr. Scoop Malinowski
ISBN-10: 1461162416
ISBN-13: 978-1461162414
Publication Date:
October 2011
Estimated cost:
$ 9.35

by Rafael Nadal and John Carlin
ISBN-10: 1401324517
ISBN-13: 978-1401324513
Publication Date: Aug 2011
Estimated cost:
$ 17.06 (Hardcover)
Estimated cost:
$ 9.80 (Kindle)

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Tennis: Winning the Mental Match [Kindle Edition]
By Ian Stevens
Publication Date: June 2011
Estimated cost:
$ 2.99
(The Mojo Guides)

Tennis: Winning the Mental Match [Kindle Edition]
By Allen FoxBy
Allen Fox writes articles for Tennis Magazine and for various web sites such as: and
Publication Date: Dec 2010
Estimated cost:
$ 9.99

Rafael Nadal: The Biography [Hardcover]
W. Timothy Gallwey

Tom Oldfield
ISBN10: 1844549496
ISBN13: 9781844549498
Publication Date:
July 2010
Estimated cost:
$ 9.32

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Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life
By James Blake, Andrew Friedman, Andrew Friedman
ISBN: 0061343498
ISBN13: 9780061343490
Publication Date:
January 18th 2010
Estimated cost:
$ 11.66
Kindle Edition: $ 9.56

James Blake's life was getting better every day. A rising tennis star and People magazine's Sexiest Male Athlete of 2002, he was leading a charmed life and loving every minute of it. But all that ended in May 2004, when Blake fractured his neck in an on-court freak accident. As he recovered, his father—who had been the inspiration for his tennis career—lost his battle with stomach cancer. Shortly after his father's death, Blake was dealt a third blow when he contracted zoster, a rare virus that paralyzed half of his face and threatened to end his already jeopardized career.

In Breaking Back, Blake provides a remarkable account of how he came back from this terrible heartbreak and self-doubt to become one of the top tennis players in the world. A story of strength, passion, courage, and the unbreakable bonds between a father and son, Breaking Back is a celebration of one extraordinary athlete's indomitable spirit and his inspiring ability to find hope in the bleakest of times.

Open: An Autobiography
By Andre Agassi
ISBN: 0-307-26819-5
ISBN13: 978-0-307-26819-8
Publication Date:
November 2009
Estimated cost:
$ 21.95

A stunning memoir by one of the worlds most beloved athletesa nuanced self-portrait, an intensely candid account of a remarkable life, and a thrilling inside view of the pro tennis tour.
Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills
By American Sport Education Program
ISBN: 0-7360-5380-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7360-5380-8
Publication Date:
June 2009
Estimated cost:
$ 21.95

Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills
is a practical resource that will help you become a better high school, club, or college tennis coach. With the expert guidance of Kirk Anderson, director of recreational coaches and programs for the United States Tennis Association (USTA), you’ll learn coaching and evaluating skills and then focus on technical and tactical skills of tennis, including quick tips on detecting and correcting errors in your athletes, cues athletes need to be aware of in various tactical situations, and key information your athletes need to know in order to make the appropriate decisions on the court. Skills are cross-referenced so you can see how they relate to each other and quickly determine how to use them in practice situations. Whether you are a veteran coach or just a beginner, this book will help you take your coaching to the next level by providing you with the tools you need to teach athletes the game of tennis.
Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played
By L. Jon Wertheim
ISBN: 0-547-23280-2
ISBN13: 978-0-547-23280-5
Publication Date:
June 2009
Estimated cost:
$ 24.00
Wimbledon men's final, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played an epic match. Wertheim deconstructs this defining moment in sport, which he calls a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis.
A Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis
By Pete Sampras
ISBN: 0-307-38329-6
ISBN13: 978-0-307-38329-7
Publication Date:
June 2009
Estimated cost:
$ 24.95

Here for the first time Pete speaks freely about what it was like to possess what he calls "the Gift." He writes about the personal trials he faced—including the death of a longtime coach and confidant—and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world. Among the book's most riveting scenes are an early devastating loss to Stefan Edberg that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to delivering on his natural talent; a grueling, four-hour-plus match against Alex Corretja during which Pete became seriously ill; fierce on-court battles with rival and friend Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete's career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open.
The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book
By Bud Collins
ISBN13: 978-0-942257-41-0
Publication Date:
June 2008
Estimated cost:
$ 35.95

Compiled by the most famous tennis journalist and historian in the world, this book is the ultimate compilation of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season, biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as statistics, records, and championship rolls for all the major events. The author's personal relationships with major tennis stars offer insights into the world of professional tennis found nowhere else.

The Funny Side of Tennis
By Cal Samra
ISBN: 0-933453-02-7
ISBN13: 978-0-933453-02-9
Publication Date:
May 2008
Estimated cost:
$ 8.95

Tennis Training: Enhancing On-court Performance
By Kovacs, Mark et al.
ISBN: 0-9722759-7-5
ISBN13: 978-0-9722759-7-2
Publication Date:
September 2007 Cost:
$ 13.57
Description: Filled with action photographsnbsp;to illustrate the exercises and techniques, this book distills contemporary scientific research into easily accessible principles for designing and implementing tennis training programs. Sample programs provide a highly targeted, efficient, practical, and individualized framework for every competitive level, including junior, collegiate, professional, adult, and senior. Science is brought to the court with clarity and precision, informing and transforming on-court performance.
Tennis for Humans: Winning Hints, Tips, and Strategies for the Competitive Club Level Player
By Richard B. Myers
ISBN: 1-892285-13-4
ISBN13: 978-1-892285-13-3
Publication Date:
September 2007 Cost:
$ 10.85
Description: Written by one of the world's most respected tennis instructors, this helpful instructional guidenbsp;helps any tennis player, regardless of skill level, become as court savvy as the pros.nbsp;Containing dozens of tips, hints, reminders, suggestions, and strategies, readers will become smarter and all around better tennis players.nbsp; Unlikenbsp;most tennis help manuals, this guide is not bogged down with diagrams and confusing figures butnbsp;rathernbsp;filled with straightforward and helpful guidance.nbsp;The in-depthnbsp;information on each page will help athletes play smarter tennis with instant results.
Complete Conditioning for Tennis
By Paul Roetert
ISBN: 0-7360-6938-0
ISBN13: 978-0-7360-6938-0
Publication Date:
June 2007 Cost:
$ 16.29
Description: Provides the tools for a complete conditioning program: information on testing and priority performance factors, programming and workouts, on-court drills and exercises. Emphasis is on tennis-specific, functional activities- exercises and drills that tie directly to on-court performance. Includes actual programs used by pro players. Book provides solid background information and guidance, while the DVD demonstrates drills and exercises. Sport specific approach is applicable to players of all levels.
This training programme will ensure players entering competitive matches will be at the peak of their physical fitness. A DVD is included featuring footage of the most complex and advanced exercises.
Women's Tennis Tactics
By Rob Antoun
ISBN: 0-7360-6572-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7360-6572-6
Publication Date:
March 2007 Cost:
$ 13.57
Description: Aimed at women's coaches and female players at all levels, this book enables them to learn the key tactics being used by today's top female players. Sidebars from professionals offer insights into play patterns and match tactics, while a range of drills and techniques show how to execute these strategies successfully.
The first ever book dedicated to women's tennis, providing specific strategies applicable to the women's game. Provides a range of drills and techniques that demonstrate how to execute strategies successfully. Based around the most successful tactics used by today's elite players. Instruction is presented in simple form, making the drills and tips easy to integrate into practice sessions. Features sidebars from professional players offering tactical solutions to the challenges faced in match situations.
Fantastic Federer: The Biography of the World's Greatest Tennis Player
By Chris Bowers
ISBN: 1-84454-278-5
ISBN13: 13: 978-1-84454-278-9
Publication Date:
February 2007 Cost:
$ 16.47
Description: Roger Federer is undoubtedly the brightest star in tennis today. In fact, there are many who believe that he is well on the way to becoming the greatest-ever tennis player. His astounding all-round ability has led to him being labeled as one of the most complete players the game has ever seen, and by winning three of tennis' four Grand Slam titles, he has posted achievements that the legendary Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe could never match. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket and his agonizing choice of tennis over soccer, to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. Behind the on-court superstar is a man for whom winning is just a small part of his motivation. His professionalism and his work for the Roger Federer Foundation—which aims both to fund projects for disadvantaged children in South Africa and to promote sport for young people—have won him huge amounts of respect from both his fellow sportsmen and tennis professionals alike. Brought to you by acclaimed tennis journalist Chris Bowers, this is the ultimate portrait of one of the greatest sportsmen of any era.
Lawn Tennis as shown by 19th Century Photography
By Brandt Rowles
ISBN: 1-4116-4964-8
ISBN13: 978-1-4116-4964-4
Publication Date:
February 2007 Cost:
$ 23.50
Description: This book is a photographic record of early lawn tennis.Tennis in the 19th Century was mostly played by the upper social classes, although some homeowners of moderate income did build private courts. Their courts often were sloped, cow-pasture bumpy, and included hazards such as boulders and trees. Ordinary people mostly wore their formal street clothes to play the game.The photographs in this book show a far different look to the game than that of today.The book looks into the faces of these long dead people and enters the landscapes of their distant years.
Game-Set-Match: Tennis Guide
By James S. Bryant
ISBN: 0-495-11155-4
ISBN13: 978-0-495-11155-9
Publication Date:
January 2007 Cost:
Description: GAME/SET/MATCH covers all the basic fundamentals of playing tennis and is suitable for players at all levels. It combines basic instruction and visual cues to help you learn the proper way to execute tennis techniques and skills and improve your game. The strategy chapters provide a base for development of thinking on the court, and the tennis court behavior and interpretation of rules section provide you with a solid foundation of the sport. Learn to master the game of tennis!
101 Tips for Winning More Tennis Matches
By Michael Kosta
ISBN: 1-58518-989-8
ISBN13: 978-1-58518-989-2
Publication Date:
November 2006 Cost:
Description: 101 Tips for Winning More Tennis Matches offers an incredible collection of easy to use, understand, and implement (yet powerfully effective!) tips for winning tennis. Includes pre-match tips, singles and doubles match play, post-match, practice, tournament, and mental/physical preparation. Ideal for players and coaches of all ages and skill level.
Break Point!: Life, Battles and Love on the Pro Tennis Tour
By Vince Spadea and Dan Markowitz
ISBN: 1-55022-729-7
ISBN13: 978-1-55022-729-1
Publication Date:
July 2006 Cost:
Description: Spanning 13 professional seasons, this colorful and personal account of one man's life on the grueling pro tennis circuit pulls no punches. As one of only two players over the age of 30 ranked in the top 20 players in the world, Vince Spadea offers an inside perspective on his life as a world-class athlete: 11-month seasons, 68 tournaments, five continents, four court surfaces, and countless hits and misses. Starting at age eight under the tutelage of his demanding father, he climbed the rankings, battling injury, coaching decisions, and snubs from both fans and players. His place in the glamorous and gritty world-class tennis scene gives him much dirt to dish, and all the big names are there—Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, and Jennifer Capriati. Spadea takes shots with John McEnroe at practice, raps with the Williams sisters over email, and trades barbs with Andre Agassi, who once called Spadea a "journeyman." Part memoir and part exposť, this equally comic and gripping trip through professional tennis reveals that the game may begin on the court, but it continues far outside the white lines
Introducing Children to the Game of Tennis: A Guide to Parents of Beginners
pierce kelley
ISBN: 0-595-40110-4
ISBN13: 978-0-595-40110-9
Publication Date:
June 2006 Cost:
$ 14.95
Description: not available
Go Play Tennis: Read It, Watch It, Do It (includes DVD)
Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN: 0-7566-1942-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7566-1942-8
Publication Date:
June 2006 Cost:
$ 11.02
Description: For anyone thinking about taking up a sport but unsure where to start, or for those looking to get back into one, these step-by-step book and DVD packages get readers on the fast track to mastering their chosen sport.

Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique: Using Science to Improve Your Strokes
By Duane Knudson, PhD
ISBN#: 0972275940
Publication Date:
April 2006 Cost: $
Description: The science of tennis technique is explained in this guide that practically applies the lessons learned from studying the forces and motions of tennis strokes. Through the implementation of six basic biomechanical principles players can make subtle adjustments to their strokes, creating stroke variations that not only improve their game but also reduce their risk of injury. Detailed line drawings; stroke analysis and sequence photos of top touring pros; action photographs and high-speed video images; and an exploration of the benefits of video replay provide players with a variety of useful techniques.

Taking Your Tennis on Tour: The Business, Science, and Reality of Going Pro
Bonita L. Marks, PhD
ISBN#: 0972275967
Publication Date:
April 2006 Cost: $

Description:Drawing upon stories from professional players and coaches both former and current, this book provides aspiring tennis professionals with a dose of reality as it reveals all of the necessities of life off-the-court. Thousands of players try to make it on the men's tennis pro circuit every year without a clue that they must also be their own coach, travel agent, financier, promoter, lawyer, and accountant, while simultaneously turning their pro tennis dream into a sound business venture. From the mechanics of self-promotion to developing a business plan and keeping the machine going financially while maintaining the physical and mental stamina to improve their ranking, this book guides players, coaches, and parents through the nuts and bolts of turning pro.

Fit to Play Tennis: High Performance Training Tips
By Carl Petersen (physiotherapist and fitness coach)
ISBN#: 0972275959
Publication Date:
April 2006 Cost: $

Description:This physical and mental training manual arms athletes, coaches, parents, and sports scientists with an easy-to-follow, seven-point plan to enhance performance, limit injuries, and help tennis players avoid overtraining and burnout. Delivering practical tips and techniques that integrate the numerous factors influencing tennis performances into year-round training plans and schedules, the manual outlines key strategies such as structured on-court training, guidance on smart training and playing, and survival tips for staying healthy and keeping athletes playing at the top of their game.


Tennis: Raising Big Smiling Tennis Kids: A Complete Roadmap for Every Parent and Coach
by Keith Kattan
ISBN#: 1-932421-11-4
Publication Date:
January 2006 Cost: $ 22.91
Tennis offers your kid unparalleled opportunities - world travel, money for college, great career choices. Plus: friendships, character and a lifetime of good health. But young players sometimes suffer burnout, injury, poor coaching, money and family problems. This book shows how you can raise your tennis kid successfully, while avoiding the pitfalls.
Technical Tennis: Racquets, Strings, Balls, Courts, Spin, and Bounce
by Crawford Lindsey and Rod Cross
ISBN#: 0-9722759-3-2
Publication Date:
September 2005 Cost: $ 10.36
Description: What are the single most important variables in racquet performance? What racquet and string features combine to provide the most control, comfort, and feel? How can a player create maximum spin?
This informative primer answers these and other elusive equipment and performance-related questions that perennially plague hackers and experts alike. A simplified, layperson's companion to the authors' previous work, The Physics and Technology of Tennis , this conveniently sized guide to selecting racquets and strings includes bite-sized explanations of the possible expectations of equipment choices.
Net Flex: 10 Minutes a Day to Better Play
by Paul Frediani
ISBN#: 1-57826-077-9
Publication Date: September 2005 Cost: $ 9.95
Contents: I-Introduction , II-The importance of NetFlex:Why stretch?, III-Flexology, IV-The Net Flex program, V-Netflex Injury Hot Spots and Prevention
From Breakpoint to Advantage: A Practical Guide to Optimal Tennis Health and Performance
by Babette Pluim, Marc Safran
ISBN#: 0-9722759-1-6
Publication Date: September 2005 Cost: $ 19.77

Muscle imbalance, microtrauma, insufficient recovery, and biomechanical compensations are among the top health risks that tennis players encounter when they compete and practice too much, a common habit among professionals and avid players. This guide to playing healthy tennis offers descriptions and illustrations of the physical complexity of every tennis motion, demonstrating the astonishing array of potential injuries threatening the unprepared player.
A Necessary Spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the Tennis Match That Leveled the Game
by Selena Roberts
Publication Date: August 2005 Cost: $ 16.47 Description:
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The Physics and Technology of Tennis
by Howard Brody, Rod Cross, Crawford Lindsey, Rodney Cross
ISBN#: 0-9722759-0-8
Publication Date: April 2004 Cost: $29.95

Description: Distinguishing the science from the folklore and myth, it makes the physics of tennis understandable to players of all skill levels. Important issues such as the role of string tension, the meaning of power, the importance of swing weight, and the relevance of the various sweet spots are addressed.
Dynamite Doubles: Play Winning Tennis Today!
Helle Sparre Viragh, With John Schock, Foreword by Rosie Casals, Foreword by Vic Seixas
ISBN#: 1-58790-066-1
Publication Date: April 2004 Cost: $15.26

Description: This book teaches club and tournament players how to improve their tennis game in an afternoon.