What the experts say....
"A great read and an indispensable
what it takes to become a tennis champion."
RICK MACCI - former coach to
Serena and Venus Williams,
Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick and Jennifer Capriati
"This book is a great
guide to players, parents and
coaches alike, and maps out the route to professional
tennis for anyone wanting to know what it takes to
become or help create a tennis champion -
I thoroughly recommend it."
CARL MAES - coach to Kim Clijsters
"This is one of the best
books ever written on what it takes to become a professional tennis
player - and I should know because I helped him write it!"
ALAN JONES - former coach to Wimbledon mixed
Jo Durie and Jeremy Bates and coach to more than 30 players
who've played at Wimbledon
"This book is helpful to any parent or
player wanting an oversight into the world of tennis and navigates a
pathway through the tennis world. It is an excellent A to Z roadmap
for how players can achieve the Wimbledon dream."
DAVE SAMMEL - President Tennis Coach UK,
Coaching Editor Tennishead magazine and Head Coach of the Monte
Carlo Tennis Academy
"This book is a great read. It is helpful
to players, parents and coaches, and is packed full of insightful
tips and anecdotes. I really enjoyed the book from start to finish -
ROB ANTOUN - author Women's Tennis Tactics
and 101 Tennis Drills
"This book is essential reading to
any coach, parent and ambitious player (of a certain age) - I
thoroughly recommend it."
LTA - Head of Talent Management
"This is one of the most interesting and
well researched tennis books I've ever had the pleasure to read and
contribute to. It acts as a guide into the world of professional
tennis and will be regarded as an industry standard book for future
generations of tennis players, parents and coaches. A brilliant
STEVEN MARTENS - Former Belgian
Federation and Davis Cup Captain and LTA Player Director 2007-2011
5 Star Reviews from
the best book about tennis next to Agassi's OPEN and Gilbert's
WINNING UGLY! Very good book and fascinating information about the
top tennis players."
"Probably one of the best tennis books I've read in
the last few years. Not the typical instruction based book. This
book tries to find the common factors that all great players have
and explains how to develop a young player into a tennis champion.
"Being a coach I travelled to some of these academies myself i think
this book is great for the way how facts and scenario are
It also gives you a realistic picture on how tough but possible is
to win Wimbledon."
"If you want to know what it takes to become a really great tennis
player then read this book."
"I only wish I had a copy when I was younger."
"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 whose
children are showing a strong interest in the game."
A fantastic read with no stone unturned in the research and
experience of this author.. Once you pick it up you don`t want to
put the book down- some great personal insights into what it takes
to be a champion and for the price an absolute bargain buy!