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Tennistown USA: The Golden Age of Georgia Tennis Paperback – February 25, 2012
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Robert Anthony Rives, a retired Atlanta Georgia insurance executive, began playing tennis as a child, continued to play through high school and college, has played many tournaments and is well acquainted with many of the players in the book.
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Long time Atlantan and tennis player Tony Rives recognized a need to preserve the photographic collection hanging on the walls at the historic Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, a public facility one mile north of I-75. After digitalizing the photos, he realized that today's players had no idea who these people were and took it upon himself to contact their families and freinds. Tennistown USA, A Gerogia Tennis Scrapbook is a result of his efforts. In some cases like Bitsy Grant and Coach Dan Magill, there was a lot of information available, but in other cases it took careful investigative work to find any information. This book is a thoughtful representation of the information at hand and a record for future generations.
My friend said I'd probably know or know of most of the people in the book and she was correct. From reading about Richard, Peter, and the rest of the Howell family, to Jack Waters, to Ralph Foster, to Henry Field, to Pierre Howard - my neighbor growing up, to George Amaya - my teammate at Presbyterian College, to Mr. Shippey and Bill, to Coach Magill, etc., etc., the book was a real trip down memory lane and was most enjoyable. I highly recommend it to anyone who grew up playing tennis at Bitsy and/or who's visited this special place over the years.