Rod Laver is the second player to win the Grand Slam in amateur tennis. He followed Don Budge's earlier performance in 1962. Since turned pro, and introduced to yet another level of accomplishment, he looks back on the path he has travelled from his Australian boyhood when Charlie Hollis took him in hand. With pleasant informality he lots the reader in on his own tennis education, giving pointers the meanwhile about strokes, attitudes, how to win in doubles or singles play. He discusses physical conditioning, what to do when your game needs an overhauling, the unsung advantages of being a left-handed player. By the way, the strengths of numerous players before his time and with whom he has competed are assessed. This inside view of a success story is efficacious coaching for the game set.