TENNIS IS MY RACKET by Bobby Riggs

TENNIS IS MY RACKET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The tennis life and times of a champion player who has been active in both ""amateur"" and professional ranks. Riggs, with no lack of frankness, shows just how professional our amateur tennis players are, as expense accounts provide a lucrative income for those lucky enough to be in demand by the local tennis Chambers of Commerce. The story of Riggs' progress from the cement courts of California to the grass courts of Forest Hills; his trouble with officials who always felt he was not the ideal type of tennis personality; the bidding of officials who later claimed he should not have accepted their bids; his matches with the great and near great of the tennis world and his reactions when he showed them up and became the number one player in the country-this is his story. A short resume of his opinions on the leading players of his day, and a shorter ""how to play tennis"" are tacked on.... A popular name- and a popular game- for the sports fans.

Pub Date: May 6th, 1949
Publisher: Simon & Schuster