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Look at All that Room Above the Net: Wit and Wisdom from a Lifetime in Tennis (Hardcover)
As a kid learning to play on an asphalt court with a chain link fence for a net, Tracy Townsend never imagined he'd run a wildly successful resort tennis program in the world's first New Urbanist town.
The Tennis Director in Seaside, Florida, for over 20 years, Tracy has coached thousands of players who return time after time because they love the tennis community he has created with his magnetic personality, entertaining delivery, and famous Tracyisms.
As a tennis instructor, Tracy believes tennis should always be FUN This philosophy has driven his 35-year teaching career, and now it's on paper for all tennis players.
This isn't your ordinary tennis tips book on doubles tennis strategy, the backhand stroke, or tennis serve tips (although all of those are covered). This book is entertaining, offering fun and funny advice, served up with sarcastic wit in a way that only Tracy can.
Tracy's style and personality jump off the pages. Reading the book is like being on the courts with him in Seaside, FL. In between solid tennis pointers for volley technique and forehand tips, you're reminded that you play because you love tennis. You're supposed to be having fun on the courts. And as Tracy says, "Winning is more fun than losing "
Fans of the sport and retired players will enjoy Tracy's stories and analysis. Tracy also shares his tennis drills so other tennis pros can use this book as a framework for their own lessons.
This book is a great gift for tennis players. It is the perfect tennis gift for everyone on your league tennis team, your doubles partner, your pro, family members, and anyone who loves tennis.