Read “Hardcourt Confidential Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches” by Patrick McEnroe with Rakuten Kobo. An entertaining and unfiltered look. I have been reading the new Patrick McEnroe/Peter Bodo book. I like it though it’s not as “confidential” (that’s in the title, “Hardcourt. In “Hardcourt Confidential,” Patrick McEnroe tells what the world of tennis is like, on and off the court. Read an excerpt of the book below, and.

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I approached her cautiously, wondering whether she’d buy into the philosophy of our program. Log-in or create an account first!

Like Andre, Serena at one stage longed to be “more than a tennis player. He was hyped up, and he kept saying things like, “Come on, we gotta get a break here If Dad thought I wasn’t representing the McEnroe name adequately, he’d remind me that other people hardcokrt always watching extra hard.

Find Rare Books Book Value. Jakob and I reached match point at 5—6 in the ‘breaker, with Korda serving to me.

Hardcourt Confidential: Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches by Patrick McEnroe

John was patiently waiting to serve the next ball, but the scene was out of control. I loved all the information and anecdotes I kept on top of that. John always played to win, and there’s a beautiful kind of integrity in that—it’s honest.

Published June 8th by Hachette Books first published January 1st He became a successful commentator only because John was hardcojrt and difficult. Like I said, on their terms Jim said, fine, do what you think is best.


Well, there are more obvious choices, Scoop. If you wonder why American junior tennis is in the toilet, look no further than Patrick McEnroe. Serena has a big, big game—she takes the WTA game to another level with her serve, bold returns, and steely nerves.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. If he only knew—really knew—that it was never quite as joyous an event for us as it was for him.

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I mean who cares if you tell someone to hit from an open or closed stance? Patrick McEnroe, most visible to the public as a tv commentator.

Enjoyed a lot of the stories he tells about his years on the tour, stories about other players and stuff related to his broadcasting career.

It was worth reading if you’re a tennis fan hardclurt I am. What if we went through our discussions and she came back with, “Add a zero. Read an excerpt of the book below, and then head to the “GMA” Library to find more good reads. As a player, he became a champion. With us, it’s not a matter of “our confieential or the highway. If some of Tracy’s mental strength and determination rub off on the youngsters, we’ll be in good shape.

Beyond rarely do I quit on a book, let alone one about tennis, but this was an outlier. If you don’t want to play, say so.


You play tennis confkdential win; you owe it to yourself, and you also owe it to the paying customers, as well as your support team. I guess that was the problem, because Tatum reacted like a child who feels threatened. We’ve got this thing in the bag. Jose has this one drill he puts kids through that consists of a series of forehands, the last of which calls for the youngster to take a ball that’s very low and close to the net. The real role harccourt coaches like Nick Bollettieri? We went all the way to the final, where we won the first set easily and broke our opponents in the second.

I didn’t know as much about his brother Pat. You’ll be surprised by some of the titles in this gallery! I learned a few new things about how the professional tennis world hardcouet but I was hoping to learn more about that world rather than about Patrick’s life or the lives of individual players. It would be hardcouurt a hard pill for John to swallow Nov 22, Jonathan rated it it was ok. Thanks for telling us about the problem.