[[ read online Prime ]] Chasing Points: A Season on the Pro Tennis Circuit Author Gregory Howe – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Chasing Points: A Season on the Pro Tennis Circuit At 34 years of age, Gregory Howe quit teaching in London to chase his childhood dream of becoming a world ranked tennis professional He started his year long journey in the minor leagues, playing across four continents, as far afield as Bangkok, Kampala and Lahore, initially struggling against younger, fitter aspiring pros Breaking through to the elite ATP tour, he got within volleying distance of some of the greats of the modern game Eventually, he managed to juggle competing on the ATP tour with holding down a nine to five job Along the way he encountered almost everything the tennis world has to offer, from rising stars racing to the top, to players whose hopes are slowly being shattered Chasing Points A Season on the Men s Pro Tennis Circuit offers a rare behind the scenes glimpse into the life of a touring tennis professional from the perspective of a real underdog.

5 thoughts on “Chasing Points: A Season on the Pro Tennis Circuit

  1. says:

    The author subject is a good writer I was very surprised The Venn diagram of professional athletes who are good writers and also have a unique and compelling story is small This book is very good, arguably great for its unique story I read it in one day Only Educated and Stranger in the Woods were better non fiction I ve read in the last few years, and Chasing Points is right there.If you ve ever wondered about answering the question about how good you could be at your sport or passion this book is a must read.

  2. says:

    The author dares to do, and experiences, what so many of us tennis players only dream about Well written account, fun to read I would suggest that the author s work status, traveling conditions and accommodations seemed not as bad as I would have expected from a journeyman player this may have seemed a bit unrealistic, but hey he was able to work out all of the details He also must have been a pretty decent playerall to the good Would encourage every serious and devoted tennis player to read and enjoy I got my son he played in college, but now has a job and family , a copy

  3. says:

    always wanted to go on tour for 1 pointwelll that s what this guy did great read.would ve liked gossip, dirt, and deep thoughts of the crap that sucked

  4. says:

    A rare and very well written trip into the now lost underbelly of professional tennis A perfect blend of first hand tennis detail and light travelogue through Africa Asia and beyond Just wonderful Bravo.

  5. says:

    I loved the book but you need to love tennis to do so He creates a great picture of the low end of protennis It makes for great reading as you travel along with him chasing the ATP point in the tennis hierarchy.

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