Late To The Ball

Late To The Ball

Late To The Ball

"An award-winning author shares the inspiring and entertaining account of his pursuit to become a nationally competitive tennis player--at the age of sixty. Being a man or a woman in your early sixties is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren't old

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gerald Marzorati
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-05-02
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781476737416


Late To The Ball

Late To The Ball

An award-winning author attempts to become a nationally competitive tennis player—at the age of sixty—in this “soulful meditation on aging, companionship, and the power of self-improvement” (The Wall Street Journal). Being a man or a woman in your early sixties is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren’t old…yet. But we sense it coming: Careers are winding down, kids are gone, parents are dying (friends, too), and our bodies are no longer youthful or even middle-aged. Learning to play tennis in your fifties is no small feat, but becoming a serious, competitive tennis player at the age of sixty is a whole other matter. It requires training the body to defy age, and to methodically build one’s game—the strokework, footwork, strategy, and mental toughness. Gerry Mazorati had the strong desire to lead an examined physical life, to push his body into the “encore” of middle age. In Late to the Ball Mazorati writes vividly about his difficulties, frustrations, and triumphs of becoming a seriously good tennis player. He takes on his quest with complete vigor and absolute determination to see it through, providing a rich, vicarious experience, involving the science of aging, his existential battle with time, and the beautiful, mysterious game of tennis. “Enjoyable…crisp and clean” (Publishers Weekly), Late to the Ball is also captivating evidence that the rest of the Baby Boomer generation, now between middle age and old age, can find their own quest and do the same.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gerald Marzorati
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-05-17
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781476737430


Take Your Eye Off The Ball 2 0

Take Your Eye Off The Ball 2 0

Renowned NFL analysts' tips to make football more accessible, colorful, and compelling than ever before More and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. What does the offense's formation tell you about the play that's about to be run? When a quarterback throws a pass toward the sideline and the wide receiver cuts inside, which player is to blame? Why does a defensive end look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the practice squad the next? These questions and more are addressed in Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0, a book that takes readers deep inside the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. This book provides clear and simple explanations to the intricacies and nuances that affect the outcomes of every NFL game. This updated edition contains recent innovations from the 2015 NFL season.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Pat Kirwan
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2015-09-15
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781633192942


Federer And Me

Federer And Me

"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Yellow Jersey Press"--Title page verso.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : William Skidelsky
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-05-03
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781501133930


The Inner Game Of Tennis

The Inner Game Of Tennis

Master your game from the inside out! With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to • focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions • find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best • build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed. “Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : W. Timothy Gallwey
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-06-30
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780307758859


The Magic Ball Of Wool

The Magic Ball Of Wool

Winner at the 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards The Magic Ball of Wool is a charming tale of friendship, generosity and kindness that will bring out the best in young readers by encouraging them to help others Guided Reading Level: L, Lexile Level: 930L

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Susanna Isern
Publisher : Cuento de Luz
Release : 2014-01-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9788415619901


Kicking A Ball

Kicking A Ball

For anyone who can't see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! 'Not eating an ice-cream Or riding a bike No - kicking a ball Is what I like.' 'What I like best, yes, most of all in my whole life is . . . kicking a ball. A wonderful rhyming story, with narration by Allan Ahlberg himself, Kicking A Ball will not disappoint. First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. Every parent will be able to immediately relate to the simple joy felt by a boy simply kicking a ball, and how there is nothing else quite like it. The incomparable Allan Ahlberg takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship . . . and football.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Allan Ahlberg
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2014-06-05
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9780723288275


Late Bloomer

Late Bloomer

Carol Tyler has been a professional (and highly acclaimed) cartoonist for over 20 years, appearing in such venues as Weirdo, Wimmen's Comix, and Drawn & Quarterly magazine. But over the years her status as a working mother has drastically curtailed her ability to set aside time for her cartooning. Thus each rare new story from her pen has been greeted with hurrahsas well they should be, because she's one of the most skillful, caustic, and emphatic cartoon storytellers of her generation. This new book presents the biggest, richest and most delightful collection of Tyler's work to date featuring many new and previously unpublished works. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242}

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Carol Tyler
Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
Release : 2005-01-01
Total Pages : 136 Pages
ISBN : 9781560976646


Winter Ball

Winter Ball

Can rec league soccer coach Skipper convince his star player and best friend, Richie, to stay with him past winter ball?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Amy Lane
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press
Release : 2015-12-25
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781623808983


Ball Four

Ball Four

The 50th Anniversary edition of “the book that changed baseball” (NPR), chosen by Time magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Non-Fiction” books. When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold, and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four. Fans liked discovering that athletes were real people—often wildly funny people. David Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Vietnam, wrote a piece in Harper’s that said of Bouton: “He has written . . . a book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact that it is by no means a sports book.” Today Ball Four has taken on another role—as a time capsule of life in the sixties. “It is not just a diary of Bouton’s 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros,” says sportswriter Jim Caple. “It’s a vibrant, funny, telling history of an era that seems even further away than four decades. To call it simply a ‘tell all book’ is like describing The Grapes of Wrath as a book about harvesting peaches in California.” Includes a new foreword by Jim Bouton’s wife “An irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball’s hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world.” —The Washington Post

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Jim Bouton
Publisher : Rosetta Books
Release : 2012-03-20
Total Pages : 496 Pages
ISBN : 9780795323249