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Tennis, Anyone?


On this sunny Sunday afternoon, a bleg: Over the last couple of years, two of my kids have drifted away from baseball, basketball, and swimming–sports I understand–to tennis, which I understand not at all. (I may not be at quite as much of a loss at a tennis court as Derb feels himself at a football game, but I’m close.) Can the readers of this happy Corner recommend a good book or two about tennis? Not books of rules or instructions, please, but narratives. Is there a tennis equivalent, in other words, to baseball classics such as The Boys of Summer or Moneyball? Or to the marvelous new football book, The Education of a Coach?

Much obliged, folks.


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