LOOK AT ALL THAT ROOM ABOVE THE NET: WIT AND WISDOM FROM A LIFETIME IN TENNIS
As a kid learning to play on an asphalt court with a chain link fence for a net, Tracy Townsend never imagined he’d run a wildly successful resort tennis program in the world’s first New Urbanist town.
The Tennis Director in Seaside, Florida, for over 20 years, Tracy has coached thousands of players who return time after time because they love the tennis community he has created with his magnetic personality, entertaining delivery, and famous Tracyisms.
As a tennis instructor, Tracy believes tennis should always be FUN! This philosophy has driven his 35-year teaching career, and now it’s on paper for all tennis players.
This isn’t your ordinary tennis tips book on doubles tennis strategy, the backhand stroke, or tennis serve tips (although all of those are covered). This book is entertaining, offering fun and funny advice, served up with sarcastic wit as only Tracy can.
Tracy’s style and personality jump off the pages. Reading the book is like being on the courts with him in Seaside, FL. In between solid tennis pointers for volley technique and forehand tips, you’re reminded that you play because you love tennis. You’re supposed to be having fun on the courts. And as Tracy says, “Winning is more fun than losing!”
Phil Savage, Senior Advisor, the New York Jets
A treasure trove of tips, tactics and stories that can help any level player improve.
Matt Hall, author of Odds On and host of the award winning Take the Long View podcast
This book is the tennis coach you need in your head.
Koco Eaton, Tampa Bay Rays Team Physician
Thoughtful analysis, impeccable insight delivered with a keen sense of humor.