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Hardcourt Confidential: Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches Hardcover – June 8, 2010
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I am reading this book to learn about tennis-related events, stories or even gossip, but not on Patrick McEnroe the person. If this was his memoir, his stories/anecdotes would be relevant, yet I would then have no interest in reading such a book. I also find the writing about David Cup a little bit too lengthy and self serving. In addition, I would expect to learn more about his brother, John McEnroe ("the bad boy"), yet he is often described simply as a "genius" and no further insider scoop.
I like Patrick McEnroe as the ESPN tennis commentator, and that was the reason I decided to read this book. After reading this book, I am disappointed. This book is just too off topic.
I do learn and appreciate the hard work, athleticism and the solitude life of the players. Only the elite few can make a good living on playing the game.
John Amis, Richardson, Texas
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sometimes genetics just aren't fair.
Sports history is a bit littered with stories about siblings who both enter a particular game, but the gene pool has been kinder to... Read more
I gotta tell you, I am really surprised by all the negative reviews. I have been a huge tennis fan since 1975, have followed the game very closely, and I loved this book! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
I am a big tennis fan since 1961...I read alot of player bios...I enjoyed Pat's book as much as I enjoy him as a commentator... Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by ann j.
I found the book compelling. I am coming back to the sport as a 42 year old after playing at the high school level and being a big fan in 1980s. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by scouper
Patrick McEnroe, U.S. Davis Cup captain for 10 years, respected ESPN tennis analyst, and world-class player in the 1990s, has written an insightful, revealing and entertaining pro... Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Everyman
I was surprised when I came to write my review of this book - only to learn that it was averaging a lowly 3 stars with many negative reviews. Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by D. Scott
Hardcourt Confidential is a collection of stories and opinions from Patrick McEnroe based on his twenty years on the professional tennis tours. Read morePublished on January 5, 2011 by David Pruette
Some say this is boring. I disagree. Patrick's insider perspective gives him some interesting tales to report and he is excellent at explaining certain arcane aspects of the game,... Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by Bradley F. Smith
I'm a senior, x tennis player and the mother of junior tournament players. I liked the book.
Mr Mc Enroe was honest about his modest status as a pro player. Read more