Titanic’s Tennis Ties Narrated In “Titanic: The Tennis Story” Book

"Titanic: The Tennis Story"

Each April, Titanic historians – and those fascinated with the tragedy – pay homage to the anniversary of the famous ship sinking on April 15, 1912. Those Titanic enthusiasts, as well as admirers of tennis and the famous “Titanic” movie, should also have a look at the historical novel “Titanic: The Tennis Story” that narrates the incredible story of two tennis players, Dick Williams … [Read more...]

“Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion” Book Released By New Chapter Press In The USA

"Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion" book

"Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion: The Full Extraordinary Story,” the new book documenting the life of Andy Murray and his history-making championship at Wimbledon in 2013, is now available in paperback in the United States. "Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion,” written by veteran tennis journalist Mark Hodgkinson and available here on Amazon.com: … [Read more...]

Tennis Bracketology


Everyone from the President of the United States, to television hosts and personalities, to your local bartender and mailman are talking about brackets. Of course, it is "March Madness" in the United States, the three weeks the make up the NCAA Basketball Championships where 68 teams compete for the championship in a single elimination tournament that measures up similarly to a Masters 100 … [Read more...]

Opinion: Grand Slam Wealth Should Be Re-Distributed More To Better Promote Global Tennis Growth

Dan O’Connell and the Pacific Oceania All-Star team at the 2010 Australian Open

by Dan O'Connell The following are personal views of myself, Dan O'Connell, based on an international career that began as a United States Peace Corps Tennis Coach and led to nearly four decades based in Africa and Oceania.  This paper is meant for tennis players and leaders to consider / improve.  I believe we all wish for: fair play in sports – worldwide.  In 1986, the Wimbledon … [Read more...]

Sampras & Sports’ Life Lessons: “Nothing Is Given To You, You Have To Earn It”

Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras spoke of the life lessons of sports - saying "Nothing is given to you, you have to go out there and earn it" - this week in a radio interview with Grant Napear of KHTK Radio in Sacramento, Calif., where he will be competing in the PowerShares Series tennis circuit event February 26 at the Sleep Train Arena. “In life, in a lot of ways, you see a lot of people get breaks when they … [Read more...]

Rick Macci, Coach of Five No. 1 Players, Debuts New Book “Macci Magic”

Macci Magic

“MACCI MAGIC: Extracting Greatness From Yourself and Others,” the new inspirational book by renowned tennis coach Rick Macci, is now available for sale and download, New Chapter Press announced today. “MACCI MAGIC,” available where books are sold, including here on Amazon.com: … [Read more...]

Cougar Town’s Josh Hopkins Stars In New Tennis Romantic Comedy “2nd Serve”

"2nd Serve" the tennis movie

LOUISVILLE -- “2nd Serve” – a romantic comedy set in the world of local, club tennis, starring Josh Hopkins of “Cougar Town,” Cameron Monaghan of TV’s “Shameless” and “Click” and Alexie Gilmore of “World’s Greatest Dad” and “Grey’s Anatomy” - is now available for purchase on DVD and for digital download. “2nd Serve” is available for purchase on Amazon.com … [Read more...]

Roger Federer’s Foundation Work the Highlight of the Credit Suisse Africa Tennis Debate

Roger Federer

“What can tennis do to improve lives in Africa” was the subject of the “Credit Suisse Tennis Debate” held in New York City in advance of the 2013 U.S. Open as panelist Stacey Allaster, the CEO of the WTA, joined Janine Handel, the CEO of the Roger Federer Foundation, as well as former pro and ATP Board Member Justin Gimelstob and Lorne Abony, the Chairman and CEO of Mood Media, to discuss … [Read more...]

Titanic Survivor’s Wimbledon “Retirement” 100 Years Ago

Dick Williams

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   With all the talk about retirements at Wimbledon this year can you imagine retiring from a match after you have won a set? That’s precisely what happened 100 years ago today, June 27, 1913, at Wimbledon when Dick Williams, survivor of the sinking of The Titanic, “retired” against his U.S. Davis Cup teammate Maurice McLoughlin in the fourth … [Read more...]

“Titanic: The Tennis Story” Now Available As An Audiobook

Titanic: The Tennis Story

TITANIC: THE TENNIS STORY, the historical novel that narrates the incredible story of two tennis players, Dick Williams and Karl Behr, and how they survived the sinking of the Titanic disaster in 1912 only to play each other in the quarterfinals of the modern-day U.S. Open tennis championships – with the winner going on to stage a major upset victory in the final – is now available for sale as … [Read more...]

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