Read “Hardcourt Confidential Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches” by Patrick McEnroe with Rakuten Kobo. An entertaining and unfiltered look. I have been reading the new Patrick McEnroe/Peter Bodo book. I like it though it’s not as “confidential” (that’s in the title, “Hardcourt. In “Hardcourt Confidential,” Patrick McEnroe tells what the world of tennis is like, on and off the court. Read an excerpt of the book below, and.

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As a Davis Cup captain, he won the Cup.

‘Hardcourt Confidential’ by Patrick McEnroe – ABC News

The Agassi anecdote sounds amusing. We’ve got this in the bag. Serena had agreed to play if the U. I was a big fan of John McEnroe conffidential his “bad” behavior. Jim said, fine, do what you think is best.

Which player is as much of a diva off the court as on? He was legendary for his work ethic, setting standards that a fleet of Spanish stars would soon emulate.

How important is Patrick McEnroe’s “Hardcourt Confidential?”

I couldn’t blame Mary Jo; if it had been Andy Roddick in the midst of a similar mess, Confidrntial would have felt equal reluctance. I’d ask Galby, “Where are you going with the serve?

Jul 11, Beth rated it really liked it.

Prime Time with Bonus Content. John showed up a little on the early side, and stood watching us through the big glass window overlooking the courts.


HARDCOURT CONFIDENTIAL by Patrick McEnroe , Peter Bodo | Kirkus Reviews

Some of the lifer coaches, especially formerly high-ranked players, are a little out of touch with the game and how it’s changed. The awkwardness of my situation dawned on me. He agreed hardcurt be my Director of Coaching. As a player, coach, and ESPN commentator, he’s seen it all.

He basically says Agassi not only bitched and moaned about the surface all week, but he mercilessly rode Bob Bryan who was dating an actress and AA after the Brooke Shields debacle was apparently anti-actress to confidfntial point where Bob Bryan really could not play well.

Hardcourt confidential

For Jimmy Connors, it was his own mother, Gloria. I approached one Grand Slam legend about helping us out, partly because I’d read about hagdcourt player’s willingness to help the program if the USTA would only reach out.

If anything, his own shortcomings as a player left him keenly aware of how much more you need than the ability and willingness to grind. McEnroe cannot hide his disdain for the Williams sisters. It was interesting to learn a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff that I didn’t know confidenhial tennis, but this was definitely written with the intended audience being huge tennis buffs.

The idea is that you play tennis in a circle, and you need to develop sound technique for this degree job. Why Roger Federer, presumably the greatest player of all time, has a losing head-to-head record with Rafael Confieential The same people criticize the USTA for spending money.


Oct 05, Jessica rated it liked it. It’s fitting that she’s had all of her Grand Slam successes in recent years at Wimbledon; she has a clear appreciation for the traditions and society of tennis.

Patrick McEnroe, most visible to the public as a tv commentator. Confiential approached her cautiously, wondering whether she’d buy into the philosophy of our program. That’s where racket acceleration enters the picture.

I did like the inside stuff about Johnny Mac, though. Climate, California budget and more. Either way, we’d lived a typical tennis family’s life, and stood out mostly because of John’s extreme talent. Otherwise tight, square, clean and unclipped. Venus and Serena both broke out their familiar smiles, the ones that basically say “fuck you.

It was a very tight match that came down to a third-set tiebreaker. Our Day return guarantee still applies. It was hard to get that wide serve by me, and rule no. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: At one point, John asked Dad to back off a little bit.