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SO YOU WANT TO WIN WIMBLEDON?: HOW TO TURN THE DREAM INTO REALITY Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 3922 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: amazon.co.uk; 3 edition (February 20, 2011)
  • Publication Date: February 20, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OR1RPW
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Kindle Book Review on March 24, 2012
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In the interest of full disclosure, I was asked by the author to review this book for the website The Kindle Book Review.

My knowledge of tennis was about Ground Zero. I knew some of the famous tennis stars' names, but that was about it. But this book held my attention. I loved it. I enjoyed reading the tennis biographies of the famous players, including their relationships to their parents and to their coaches. Who relied on natural talent and who worked hard. Who was destined to be a tennis great, and who was a big surprise. The book covers average costs of hiring a coach, how long to stay with a coach, and when it's time to move on to the next coach. How much does luck factor in? How much does location factor in?

Chunks of the book are for parents, with biographies that run the gamut from over-involved, to striking a balance between involved parent and best cheerleader.

This book is a very short read, and is more of a reference book than a complete read-through. I recommend it for amateurs to get a feel for the real game and for professionals who need validation that their playing life is more or less normal.

This being said, I have to remove one star to make it 4-stars. The writing is not the best, and the editing is non-existent. But the book is well organized, the author is knowledgeable, and the passion is evident. Some sections seem to repeat, but in a reference book, that is fine.

-- Java Davis (The Kindle Book Review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Garym on August 20, 2012
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very easy informative read this book is a good insite of what it takes to be in the top end of pro tennis.

the mini biography,s per player is just enough to give you the personality of the players and the teams around them.
in short a good well put together book 'RECOMMENDED'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Reed on June 10, 2012
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A very entertaining and extremely informative read. This gives you an inside look at the time and effort that is put in to becoming a world class tennis player. You also get a peek into how the top players grew up and how they began their journey. I recommend this book for any person interested in the game of tennis, weather it be to play or as an avid fan, such as myself.
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By tennista on March 1, 2011
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This book gives you the ins and outs of becoming a world class tennis player. By examining the paths taken by many of the worlds greats it starts to become more and more clear what needs to be done if a champion is going to emerge. It is also a lot of fun to read the full tennis history, from the womb to Wimbledon champion so to speak, of all these different Wimbledon champions. A great read for anyone interested in tennis, and a necessity for any parents whos children are showing a strong interest in the game.
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This book is amnazing!

It's written in a way everyone can understand how is done the road for wimbledon.

The reading is helped with many great tennis player bios.

Thanks to this book the dream of a tennis pro player is shared with all of us.
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By S. A Mcclennen on July 10, 2012
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An enjoyable read describing the route to professional tennis and what it takes to be a tennis champ. I thoroughly recommend it.
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By K. Lee on August 31, 2011
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One of, if not the best, tennis related book on the market. This book is not your usual technical instruction manual, which are available in their hundreds, but an original, clear and informative guideline for any child dreaming of becoming a Wimbledon Champion. A must read for any parent or coach.

I particularly enjoyed reading the biographies of current and past Wimbledon champions and the section detailing the progression of different tournament levels each player has to battle through before reaching the ATP/WTA main tour. The author does not hide the fact that most players will not make it onto the pro tour, but with a lot of hard work, self discipline, love of the game and some luck along the way, every child has an opportunity to realize their dream!

Highly recommended!!
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Of all the books out there, on how to become a pro player, this is the best hands down. If you are a parent new to tennis, with a child who wants to go far in the game, this is the book for you. I could not recommend this book more. Superb!
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