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American Doubles the Trials... the Triumphs... the Domination: What you didn't know about U.S. tennis Paperback – May 10, 2008

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"At last -- a great book on doubles and the greatest teams who have played it. Marcia Frost has been one of our very best tennis writers for the past several years. She has done lots of homework and research and she presents doubles in a fun and entertaining way. Most people play and love doubles and they will love this book." - Coach Wayne Bryan, 2008 PTR Professional of the Year -- From one of the World's Best Doubles Coaches:

"Fans of professional doubles tennis know that matches have gotten more entertaining in recent years. Marcia Frost has scored a winner by getting into the hiddenn inner circles of the American doubles. Th end result is a close-up view that is intriguing, exciting and impossible to put down." - Dick Gould, Director of Tennis, Stanford University -- From the College Coach of the Bryans and the McEnroes:

"This is the most thorough presentation I have seen of what American players have done in doubles in junior, college and professional levels. It is especially revealing of the Bryan twins and their development. Great reading for the real tennis fans." -Stan Smith, former No. 1 player -- Stan Smith, Legendary Champion

"We've felt a renewed interest in doubles the past few years and this book will help the great game even more. It is so well written and researched and it is loaded with good info. We love the dynamics of the team thing and it is captured so well by Marcia Frost in this work." - Bob Bryan
"I agree with Bob. We are getting great crowds at our matches and amazing support. By reading this book, people will gain more insights into why we think men's, women's, boys', girls' and mixed doubles gives tennis so much more width and breadth and can really help the growth and popularity of tennis. We say thanks to Marcia for doing such a great job on this fantastic book about our rich American doubles history." - Mike Bryan -- From the world No. 1 Men's Doubles Team:

"From Juniors through to college, Davis and Fed Cup, and the Grand Slams, this book is an enjoyable read and an excellent refl ection on the fantastic history of American doubles. Any fan of tennis will enjoy this passionate story about the great game of doubles." - Craig Tiley, Director of Tennis Australia -- From the Tournament Director of the Australian Open:

About the Author

Marcia Frost was graduated from the Journalism program of C.W. Post, Long Island University in 1981, a few years ahead of schedule due to early finishes in high school and college. While in school, she was an Entertainment Writer and Editor for the C.W. Post Pioneer, as well as New York Nightlife Magazine. Soon after that she got into the world of College and Junior Tennis. She ran the Port Washington Tennis Academy owned publication in print from 1981-85 and 1995-97, working as an Art Director for a now-defunct advertising firm in between. In January of 1998 she had a vision that the Internet might just take off and put the publication -- now receiving over 1 million hits per month -- online. Ms. Frost is also a Freelance Writer/Photographer for USTA Magazine, SMASH Magazine, Tennis Life, Racquet Sports Industry and Tennis Championships Magazine. She manages a College Tennis section for Tennis Magazine on She also volunteers on the USTA/Eastern College Tennis Committee and is passionate about promoting college tennis throughout the country. She helps organize and speaks at College Tennis Showcases to that end.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Mansion Grove House (May 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932421165
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932421163
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,488,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marcia Frost covered tennis exclusively for many years, writing for many sports publications and running College And Junior Tennis online. Her first book, American Doubles... the Trials... the Triumphs... the Domination, received critical acclaim from tennis icons including Stan Smith and the Bryan Brothers.

As a college tennis advocate, Ms. Frost has given speeches at college planning showcases and helped athletes navigate the college process. She developed the easy to use and inexpensive Monthly Guides to College Tennis Planning to further help junior tennis players.

In 2008, Ms. Frost began freelancing full time and now also covers travel, wine, spirits and food. She freelances for many publications, including Michigan Avenue Magazine, Girls Getaway, Aspen Peak Magazine, Yahoo!, Air Tran's Go Magazine, Travel Hoppers and Los Angeles Confidential Magazine. Her popular Wine And Spirits Travel blog has inspired her guides and she plans on publishing many more on her travel throughout the world.

Marcia Frost is also the Expert Guide for the Midwest Travel Section on (

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tennis Anyone? on June 8, 2008
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This insightful & well-written book contains a wealth of information on the rise of U.S. doubles tennis. It chronicles both men & women from the '20's to present day. The photographs are amazing. If you are a tennis player yourself, or know anyone who's interested in tennis, this book is definitely worth checking out.
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