Tennis Identity

New in tennis fiction.


Tennis players are an educated bunch and most of us like to read. These tennis themed books offer a little slice of tennis for the easy chair, a great gift to your self or a tennis loving friend. All three here are new to court. Interesting story lines all of them:

Written by J.R. Thorton, Beautiful Country features a U.S. top-ranked junior tennis player who joins the Beijing national junior tennis team and is immersed in the eye opening world of Chinese sports. East meets west and values are challenged.

“In many ways the quintessential ‘Chimerican’ novel for the millennial generation. Disarming in its candor, addictively readable.”—Niall Ferguson, author of Kissinger: 1923–1968: The Idealist and Civilization

Red Dirt is a little bit tennis, a little bit philosophy. Take this thumbs up from Pete Bodo:

“Alright, literate tennis fans, it’s time to put down the remote and set aside those stat sheets and take an alternately amusing and inspiring trip from the top of the pro tennis barrel to the bottom—and back again. Joe Samuel Starnes’s book radiates an aficionado’s understanding of not just how the game is played (on and off the court) but what it takes to triumph in the hyper-competitive pro game.”
Peter Bodo, ESPN’s lead tennis columnist

The Singles Game is Lauren Weisberger’s newest novel.  She wrote The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada so she’s obviously a great story teller. Singles is an easy entertaining read about a beautiful (of course) tennis prodigy whose performance on court is just as interesting as off.  It’s a fun vacation read.

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