I’m sure everyone would agree with me when I say this. Reading is one of the best ways to gain and polish up your knowledge about all things old and new. If you are interested in sports, it is a great idea to read a book which explains the nitty gritty about the game, the rules, its history and people who made it big. This article aims at introducing you to some of the best Tennis books. These books can be biographies, journals or even guides, but they all have one thing in common – they add to your tennis trivia and make you smarter than you were before.
So let’s get started!
- Rafa by Rafael Nadal and John Carlin
Get inside the head of the timeless tennis champion, Rafael Nadal. In this autobiography, Nadal reveals all the secrets of his game and personal instances which resulted in him being the champion he is today. Written in association with journalist John Carlin, this book is a great read and particularly inspirational for aspiring tennis prodigies. The book goes back to intricate and earliest details of when Nadal started training with his uncle Toni at the tender age of 4 years old. From that little child to the Wimbledon winning champ, this book takes the readers on a journey – a journey starting from small dreams to the actual realization of those very dreams. An insight into what it takes to be a tennis superstar, this book definitely is one of the best tennis books of all time.
- The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
The author, being a former semi-professional tennis player himself, does a great job in exposing the inner psyche of a tennis player in this book. He mostly concentrates on his gameplay, but more emphasis is made on the psychological aspects of this game. Being a very quick read, this book gives readers a great peek into the mind of Timothy, who is a genius to say the least. The inner game refers does not refer to tennis, but the overall performance and tuning of the human body. A spectacular read.
- Tennis For Dummies by Patrick McEnroe, Peter Bodo
The perfect introduction to this amazing sport, this book is a step by step, easy to understand guide which teaches you everything from holding the racquet the correct way to slamming some awesome backhand shots. Not only does this book explain the game in all its glory, but also tells the readers about what kind of equipment they should buy, what clothing is best of a great match of tennis and what are the best techniques to polish your skills.
- Tennis Anatomy by Paul Roetert
Unlike most books on tennis, this book focuses on the effects of the game on the human body. With 194 full-color anatomical illustrations, all showing different tennis strokes and what part of the body and what muscles they affect, this book explains the anatomical structure and effects of tennis. It also has injury prevention tips and muscle strengthening exercises, which come very handy. All the tips and tricks included in this book definitely help enhance one’s performance.
- Open by Andre Agassi
One of the most loved tennis players in the world, Andre Agassi opens up about his private life in this amazing read. This teen from Las Vegas took the whole world by storm, and the world couldn’t do anything but just stop and watch him play with so much vigor and passion. Spending almost 30 years in the field of tennis, Agassi bears his heart out on how desperately he felt held hostage by this game he loved so much. This book is brash, honest and comes straight from the heart. You can see Andre pouring his heart out, and for that, we have to give him credit.
From guides to learn the basic os tennis to the deep inner workings of tennis stars, these 5 books reveal it all! It’s no wonder at all why these books are referred to as the best tennis books for aspiring tennis stars.