A Handful of Summers

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Jul 1, 2008 - 288 pages
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Gordon Forbes travelled the world with his racquet during the last days of amateur tennis in the late-1950s and early-1960s. In this book, he gives an account of his travels with his long-time tennis partner Abe Segal, and tells of the riotous characters who populated the amateur tennis world.

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Just loved it. Funny, entertaining and gives real insight. Read full review

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A Handful of Summers is a delightful memoir about pre-professional tennis when amateurs played mainly for the love of the sport, rather than big bucks. You don't have to be a player to enjoy this book, but it helps! Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Gordon Forbes played tennis for the South African Davis Cup team in the 50s and early 60s and returned to the circuit as a writer and observer.

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