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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But they both make the same point. 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. On Monday morning, Serena released an “amended” statement, in which she did apologize, after, unbeknownst to most, her arm had been sufficiently twisted by interested and influential parties. Alleged dragging, shoving of children clnfidential migrant centers under investigation: The return went straight down the middle, between them.

Everyone criticizes the organization, but everyone also wants its stamp of approval. The author has Inscribed and Signed on half title page ” Best Wishes!

If Dad thought I wasn’t representing the McEnroe name adequately, he’d remind me that other people are always watching extra hard. And she has a personality as big as that game. I knew that losing the match would hurt him a lot more than it hurt me.

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Patrick is nothing but a racist!!! And she was volatile, much like John. When I got the job as head of player development for the USTA in the spring ofJose was the first man I wanted to call and the last one I did call after interviewing other candidates and half-a-dozen long talks with Jose hardcouet.

In our match, Frana kept teeing off on Galby’s serve from his deuce court post, setting up John with break point after break point. Do you intend to?


Patrick McEnroe has been in professional tennis one way or another for most of his life. Good for tennis fans out there and especially if you know the players from 80’s and 90’s too. Right now, in the two one on one international sports of tennis and boxing, and to an extent track and field, the US is struggling to produce world champions like we used to.

He stood there with his hands on his hips: This was a very enjoyable read. Venus and Serena were almost certain to win the doubles. Read an excerpt of the book below, and then head to the “GMA” Library to find more good reads. Finally he came back down to the court and said, “Let’s get out of here, man.

It was interesting to learn a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff that I didn’t know about tennis, but this was definitely written with the intended audience being huge tennis buffs. Nadal rivalry that dominates the game today. The same people criticize the USTA for spending money. I lose interest quickly when a big-name player says he or she wants to help, but only if his name is on a tennis stadium somewhere, or on a big check that I could never justify cutting—not even in my own mind.

She’s gotten a lot better about that lately; you can see her making an effort to be a gracious loser, so maybe she’s figuring it out. Jose has a long-standing friendship with Rafa and his coach, mentor, and uncle, Toni Nadal.

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

And he oozes insecurity to the extent that he takes offense whenever Chris Fowler makes a good point and looks for ways to be contrary. As a director of junior development, we will see, and I expect success. He wanted to demolish and bury those guys, and that’s just what we did, winning 6—3, 6—1. The flaw of the book is that there is no flow We gotta bury these guys Despite that, if you are a tennis fanatic like me, this is definitely worth reading.


Bob Babbitt, foreword Jim Lampley But they only want to reveal it at a price. Jul 30, Kieran Burke rated it it was amazing. John groused about my desire to play the ad court, but he grudgingly agreed to move over to play the deuce side on the grounds of his superiority and experience.

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

He especially sings the praise of Roddick who appears to be a top notch “team” player which is unusual for the top seeded players. I,in fact, am stunned by a big publisher, Hyperion, the same people who published the Walt Frazier book, putting out a Patrick McEnroe book.

The kid, or superstar, can hit any shot he wants, as hard or gently as he likes. The plane was pitching and wallowing through the night. Both are very important to Patrick McEnroe who coached the team for many years. We’ve got this in the bag. It was effective, as such things go, but even back then you could rarely get away with being a one-trick pony. What I wanted to know was: This is an all-around good book. None of us can really know what they went through as outsiders in tennis, successfully crashing a game that could hardly have been called popular on the mean streets of Compton, Los Angeles, where they grew up.