Throughout the book, Helle stresses "patience" and "percentage" two vital elements of successful doubles. --Vic Seixas
Helle has written an exciting and easy to understand doubles book that can improve anyone's game - regardless of their level. --Rosie Casals
The method of Dynamite Doubles teaches winning court positioning and shot selection and enables one to play with confidence knowing you are in charge of the match. --Laura Rotberg, student
About the Author
HELLE SPARRE VIRAGH was born in Copenhagen,Denmark, in 1956. She began playing tennis at age six and by 18 she won 36 Natinal Championships, including the European Championships for girl's 16's. In 1978 Helle advanced to the round of 32 at Wimbledon and later that year she won the U.S. Clay Court Women's Doubles Championships. Helle married and moved to Northern California where she combined tennis with a successful business career. In 1997, Helle competed for the victorious U.S.Women's 40's team in the World Cup and won the 40's World Doubles Championships. Helle is currently the Head Tennis Pro at Scott Valley Swimming and Tennis Club in Mill Valley, California, ten minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
JIM SCHOCK's distinguished career in broadcasting includes stints as a producer for ABC-TV sports. When he produced his first tennis program, he was inspired by the power and elegance of the game, especially doubles matches. When he met Helle and witnessed firsthand her ability to improve doubles players, he immediately agreed to collaborate in assisting her to transfer her skills from the court to the pages of this book. Mr. Schock is also a novelist and screenwriter. His newest screenplay is "Blue Ladies."