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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She did it once again at the Australian Open, laying to rest the notion that she was number 1 only because Justine Henin of Belgium had taken a surprise leave of absence in the spring of Young players are focused on confidentizl here and now; as familiar as the names Sampras, Evert, or Connors might be, they’re names from the past.

You can now embed Open Library books on your website! I’m not saying I would have won it had I been playing without inhibitions.

It is heavily invested in the American tennis field, but that is understandable because Pat has been a cornerstone in American tennis since a child. We don’t want to get into the business of these intense one-on-one relationships, although we’ll support them as a third party in any way that makes sense. So in some of those cases you kind of wish they named names. Want to Read saving…. Definitely gave me a new appreciation for the Davis Cup, which I now look forward to following more closely.

Given some of the inherent, inevitable conflicts in my job, I felt really good about getting the thumbs-up from what can be a very tough crowd. Armed man arrested while heading to church to fulfill ‘a prophecy,’ police say. We went all the way to the final, where we won the first set easily and broke our opponents in the second. No one has been willing to do a book that pulls back the curtain and presents an honest, no-holds-barred look into the ultimate gentleman’s sport cohfidential the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit it.


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

Donate to Tennis Prose with Paypal I kept on top of that. I was most interested in the behind-the-scenes comments about the Davis Cup matches.

Fascinating insight into the sport and the players. She’s like the hardcouft Muhammad Ali, convinced that she’s “the greatest” and happy to let the world know. That was fine, it would give Jared and me time to do our drills and get in a good cknfidential. 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. Today’s players have to know how to turn the tables and seize the initiative from all points on the court.

John apparently had little use for those kind of drills. When he came down to play, he was shaking his head: Many of our top private, developmental coaches, like Robert Lansdorp, are big on penetration—hit flat and clean and try to get an opponent back on his or her heels. But at least have the decency and honesty to come right out and say it doesn’t work for me, I’m not interested.

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

But this is the era of heresy; teaching American kids the Spanish way to play, but with a greater emphasis on finishing points, is just part of it. Border, shutdown and Ebola. Trump immoral, doesn’t tell the truth: Tell me how I can be of most use to you, and maybe we can work hadrcourt out.


If ever I had a chance to win a big singles match from him, this was it. If Dad thought I wasn’t representing the McEnroe name adequately, he’d remind me that other people are always watching extra hard. The US Open ended with a Monday final because of rain. When you’re playing in a circle, you need to decide if you’re on defense or offense, if you ought to play high or low over the net, confdential you’re better off volleying short, or punching harcdourt ball deep.

Aug 10, Calvin rated it really liked it. I did take some offens Since my favorite sport is tennis, I’ve been meaning to read this book for a few years now. I thought he was a son of a bitch but he could be really confidehtial, too. At times you realize what a true and adept politician Patrick is and how that quality has served him so well with organizations like the USTA that are so obsessed with appearances and being politically correct.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? But after her semifinal match in Doha, she abruptly announced that she wasn’t going to travel to Italy to play Fed Cup. I found those really interesting. He’ll take a young kid, stand on the same side of the net, and hand-feed him balls.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Sep 02, Kristi rated it liked it. I’d seen and learned things in Europe that I thought we in the U.