A Handful of Summers

A handful of Summers is a delightfully uninhibited insider's account of what it was like playing tennis on the international circuit in the 1950s and 1960s - both on and off the court - as the tennis world stumbled from so-called amateurism into professionalism. These were the days of Rod Layer, Roy Emerson, Lew Hoad, Maria Bueno, Virginia Wade ...and Abe Segal. Gordon Forbes observed them all keenly and recalls them and all the lesser lights, and the days and nights they shared, with affection and gentle irony. This is one of the most honest accounts of tennis in the period, and undoubtedly one of the most entertaining tennis books of any period. But perhaps what comes across most strongly is how much he simply enjoyed it all.
Author:
Gordon Forbes
Format:
Paperback

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A handful of Summers is a delightfully uninhibited insider's account of what it was like playing tennis on the international circuit in the 1950s and 1960s - both on and off the court - as the tennis world stumbled from so-called amateurism into professionalism. These were the days of Rod Layer, Roy Emerson, Lew Hoad, Maria Bueno, Virginia Wade ...and Abe Segal. Gordon Forbes observed them all keenly and recalls them and all the lesser lights, and the days and nights they shared, with affection and gentle irony. This is one of the most honest accounts of tennis in the period, and undoubtedly one of the most entertaining tennis books of any period. But perhaps what comes across most strongly is how much he simply enjoyed it all.

Product details

Author:
Gordon Forbes
Publisher:
Penguin Book Group
Imprint:
Penguin SA
Edition:
2nd ed
ISBN:
9780143527343
Audience:
General
Pages:
-
Weight (g):
371

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