Playing Tennis

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A guide for developing players looking to join professional ranks

Playing Tennis addresses the challenges experienced by developing players who are starting to play advanced competitive tennis and hoping to take their first steps in the professional game. Success at this level demands much more than good technique and so, drawing upon his personal experience, the author analyzes all the key stages on this journey to the professional ranks, combining his knowledge with that of some of the sport’s leading players, coaches, and experts. By carefully breaking down each aspect of the advanced tennis game, Playing Tennis answers those important questions that can so often hold players back from maximizing their potential and becoming a modern-day professional.


William Ralston is a freelance journalist and former professional tennis sparring partner.