Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
I am a tennis writer who has authored three books, Tennis Confidential, Tennis Confidential II, and You Can Quote Me on That. My articles have appeared in tennis magazines around the world. I am also a USPTA teaching pro and coach. For photos of me in journalistic action, please visit www.tennisconfidential.com. I am interested in meeting women who enjoy tennis and are interesting conversationalists. I live in a suburb of Springfield, Mass., USA. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
I am required to be objective, but I especially like Henin's work ethic, Federer's forehand and speed, Sharapova's determination, Tsonga's charisma, Djokovic's confidence, Serena's aggressiveness, Davenport's backhand, Nadal's competitiveness, and Sampras's serve-volley game.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Pretty damn good., If tennis is on TV - I'm watching.
Hi Paul. I got your message. Yes, your webmaster would easily be able to place photos and links in the box above. I suggest that you put your book covers and link them to your site. You can really network here, for instance you can place excerpts of your books in the forum and tell people to check out your profile page.
For information about my tennis books, please visit www.tennisconfidential.com and www.tennisquotes.com. "Tennis Confidential" and "You Can Quote Me on That" have been ranked No. 1 among tennis books at Amazon.com and BN.com for more than 50 weeks each. You can also order tennis memorabilia at www.tennisconfidential.com.
Tennis Confidential II
Written by an award-winning
tennis journalist and commentator
Available March 31, 2008
Tennis Confidential II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies
Read the Foreword by Mary Carillo
Read the Table of Contents
Read the Introduction
Highly acclaimed "Tennis Confidential" gave you an insider's look at the colorful characters, intriguing story lines and heated debates that headline professional tennis. These dynamic elements all come together again in Paul Fein's latest book, "Tennis Confidential II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies." Fein gives you the behind-the-scenes scoop about the sport you love with his insightful analyses and thought-provoking conclusions on a myriad of hot-button topics, plus fascinating features and probing interviews with popular players, past and present.
Who is the greatest men's and women's player in history? Is it clever or counter-productive to let players challenge line calls? How about on-court coaching and scoring system changes? Television and tennis' ruling bodies fervently push these controversial reforms, but do they help or hurt tennis? How can America produce tennis champions again? Fein, who has received more than 20 writing awards, debunks conventional wisdom as only he can, and his in-depth knowledge of the sport provide a welcome perspective. Whether you agree or disagree, you'll think about these controversies in new ways.
Fein also chronicles the extraordinary evolution of women's tennis, explores the "Russian Revolution," bemoans the near-extinction of serve-and-volley play, explains the lure of doubles, and celebrates the fun-loving Australian dynasty of yesteryear. Feature stories about Maria Sharapova, Pete Sampras, and Andre Agassi capture their triumphs and travails. And riveting interviews with former greats − Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang, Mats Wilander, Martina Hingis and Yannick Noah − tell (almost) all about pro tennis on and off the courts.
This entertaining and compelling compendium of tennis interviews, features, and essays is sure to intrigue, inform, and enlighten. Anyone who enjoys tennis will find Tennis Confidential II a winner.
You can order an autographed copy of Tennis Confidential II for $26.95 plus postage directly from Paul Fein by e-mailing him at email@example.com
Hi Paul! It's great to have you here! Did you notice the box above here? You can customize it and add photos of your books and links to your sites. Feel free to promote your work here. Invite your friends.
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