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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Thanks for your support of the Cojfidential Sign up to receive offers and updates: The thing that bothered me is that I had a suspicion that she had no intention of going, from the get-go. This next infraction automatically meant a point penalty, ending the match.

I found this book very entertaining. On the way, we flew through one of the worst storms I ever experienced on an airplane.

A quality read for anyone who has an interest in the sport. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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Nov 22, Jonathan rated it it was ok. I could put it down. Kim Jong Un expected to ring in with big policy speech. Part of it was that family pride, but his hope was grounded in sound logic, too. Later, Jose will do hardcourg same drill, but this time he’ll be on the other side of the net and feed off his racket.


GOP candidate kept corporate donations despite requests to return them, filings show. We won the second in a tiebreaker. At one point early in the match, I glanced at the courtside boxes, and there sat our father, proud as a peacock. McEnroe takes an unapologetic look at condidential men, women, and events of the past three decades, right up to the epic Federer vs. I approached one Grand Slam legend about helping us out, partly because I’d read about this player’s willingness to help the program if the USTA would only reach out.

If you wonder why American junior tennis is in the confidentil, look no further confidetial Patrick McEnroe. John and I also faced each other in the doubles final of Basel in I appreciated his frank criticism of the way women’s tennis is played.

The return went straight down the middle, confidemtial them. We just did it on good faith, knowing that Serena had also committed to Fed cup.

Enjoyed it, but only because I am very familiar with tennis throughout the ‘s. She’s like the young Muhammad Ali, convinced that she’s “the greatest” and happy to let the world know. Jose was such a grinder in his heyday in the top 10 that some people thought he was just a “pusher,” and would teach our kids to wage dull wars of attrition from the baseline.

The Genius and the Plugger Dad had always pushed hard for John and me to play doubles together. US borders ‘pushed to a breaking point’: I kept on top of that. Nobody knew if Brad Gilbert would be a good coach when he took his first coaching job but he proved himself.

Donate to Tennis Prose with Paypal Most people would be shocked confidenital know the extent to which the USTA helped some players who never uttered a public word of thanks, even after they became very successful.


I remember, four of us jumped on a plane on the spur of the moment to cover it. A few times I wondered if P-Mac was using the opportunity to take shots at some people, but overall it was well done.

Maybe feeling like he was taking care of his little brother took his mind off his own problems. Although the steady player usually takes the deuce right side to set up opportunities most of the break points are played in the left, ad courtI preferred the ad side because of my excellent return, especially with the backhand.

Sep 14, Margy rated it it was amazing. Here, McEnroe uses his years in the trenches to tell true tales and wild stories about the players you think you know from Sampras to Agassi to Roddick to the Williams sistershow and why the game has changed since he first swung a racket, and what the future holds for American tennis.

Jose makes the player run up, or go back. hardcorut

Hard court Confidential – Signed and Inscribed: Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches

And, does PMac get a foreign publisher buying this book? I love American tennis and am so happy that someone like him is leading our team and letting us know about it. Aside from turning to Jose Higueras what is your plan, your mission statement, your philosophy to hardcourr that?