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Trenton Times Review of "Bring Your Racquet"

GOOD READING: A new book for kids, "Bring Your Racquet: Tennis Basics for Kids" by Steven White offers some good advice for everyone's mental game.

"The first thing you should do if you ever find yourself choking is to slow down," White writes. "Slow down your breathing, slow down your walk, and, most of all, slow down your tendency to play fast. Attempt to clear your mind of all unwanted thoughts. Take a deep breath and recommit your thoughts to the challenge of the match. Long, deep, slow breathing can send a message to the mind, telling it that the body is relaxed and back in control."

A different fundamental of the game is introduced on each of the book's 112 pages, starting with how to hold the racket, progressing through the strokes, footwork, and other insights into playing tennis. This structure allows it to be used as a reference book or a cover-to-cover read. An easy online search will give you easy options on purchasing this easy-to-follow book for anyone looking to learn or improve -- Ann Loprinzi, United States Tennis Writers Association and columnist for the Trenton Times.


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Comment by Sara Fuess on April 2, 2011 at 7:34am

If you would do that, you will have another marketing assistant in a small corner of California. Much appreciated, I look forward to diving in.

Comment by Steven White on April 2, 2011 at 5:56am
Perhaps you'd like an autographed copy? Send me a physical address and I'll get one to you..
Comment by Sara Fuess on April 2, 2011 at 12:10am
Not yet, wanna cut me a deal? Sorry , It's the bargain hunter in me. If I want to get a great overview of a subject, I always find a kid's book first. They are fun and concise. I am excited that your book is out there and hope it opens some young minds to the sport. Cheers!
Comment by Steven White on April 1, 2011 at 5:48pm
Thanks Sara.. Do you have a copy of Bring Your Racquet ?
Comment by Sara Fuess on April 1, 2011 at 4:53pm
Steven - I just started reading The Art of Lawn Tennis, as recommended by one of the Opolis coaches. It is full of great material, but I think your book really boils down the basics. Great idea and perfect timing. Congrats!
Comment by Steven White on March 6, 2011 at 10:43am
Thanks Mark! My publisher and I have certainly put a great deal of work into the marketing of Bring Your Racquet. The results are beginning to reveal themselves.
Comment by Mark / The Mayor on March 6, 2011 at 10:38am

Congratulations on a great review Steven!  I just tweeted this.

Good luck,


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