The Education of a Tennis Player
This is Rod Laver's first-hand account of his historic 1969 Grand Slam sweep of all four major tennis titles. In this memoir, the four-time Wimbledon champion and the only player in tennis history to win two Grand Slams details his childhood, early career and his most important matches. Laver also sprinkles in tips and lessons on how players of all levels can improve their game and shares some of the strategies that helped him to achieve unparalleled success on the tennis court. Originally published in 1971, "The Education of a Tennis Player" was updated in 2009 on the 40th anniversary of his historic second Grand Slam with new content, including his recovery from a near-fatal stroke in 1998. Bud Collins, the legendary tennis personality and historian, serves as the book's co-author.