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Venus & Serena: My Seven Years as Hitting Coach for the Williams Hardcover – February 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers (February 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883910365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883910368
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,175,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Coach Dave Rineberg is the former hitting coach of number one ranked players Venus and Serena Williams and has launched more players on the Womens Tennis Association tour than any other American coach. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
Excellent insight on how Richard Williams plays it close to the vest and effectively managed the training of Venus and Serena. Author is solid and very candid in expressing his views on his business relationship with Mr. Williams and his hitting and eventual mentor-ship relationship with the daughters. A rare and absolute must read for serious tennis families, and especially native African American tennis families.
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By dave cauble on June 3, 2011
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If it happened this way, which, from what I have heard about Mr. Williams it probably did, these sisters should write Mr. Rineberg a check!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. England on February 2, 2008
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Dave Rineberg comes across in this boook as not only a competent coach, but also as a proud fatherly type influence in Serena & Venus's lives. Obviously, Richard WIlliams was the dominant figure in their formative years, but this book really shows how Rineberg was kept in the shadows & made to feel unappreciated by Richard Williams. Underpaid & often rudely dismissed, Rineberg still retained a committment to the girls' tennis game, to their hitting sessions, and their tournament appearances. He put up with RW's outlandish behavior for the benefit of the Serena & Venus, who you could see he developed alot of fondness towards. Serena & Venus come across as regular teen girls, although very athletic & determined. So for that reason, I was really left feeling sad at the end of the book, with what seemed to be a lack of closure for the coach. Overall, a well-written account of the Williams sisters' transition from tennis players to champions, sometimes with detailed match reviews and some secret tennis training tips. Very intriguing read, sometimes hard to put down. Reccomended for all, especially tennis lovers.
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