2014 • Harvest Books • R. Altman & Associates

Rick Altman

Your author is the former managing editor of Inside Tennis magazine and a USTA doubles player for over 35 years. He holds two national championships at the 10.0 mixed level and reached No. 6 in Northern California at the 5.5 level. “That was a long time ago,” he is quick to acknowledge. “Today, I am like most others I encounter in USTA leagues—my best tennis is behind me and I’m just trying to hold on for dear life!” This conclusion was both enlightening and traumatic for Altman. “Many of the topics in this book are ideas that I have had in my head for years,” he says, “but I have never really fleshed them out. It was a wonderful experience to craft them into prose because, perhaps for the first time ever, I really thought them through. Just going through that process was actually good for my game. “However, for many of the recommendations that I make, I remember all too well how much better I used to be at executing them. That was painful...” RIck shares both his joy and his angst in this light- hearted yet weighty treatise on doubles strategy. For his day job, Altman coaches professionals on public speaking and presentation. He parlays both of his passions into on-court workshops available at clubs throughout Northern California.
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2014 • Harvest Books

Rick

Altman

Your author is the former managing editor of Inside Tennis  magazine and a USTA doubles player for over 35 years. He holds two national championships at the 10.0 mixed level and reached No. 6 in Northern California at the 5.5 level. “That was a long time ago,” he is quick to acknowledge. “Today, I am like most others I encounter in USTA leagues—my best tennis is behind me and I’m just trying to hold on for dear life!” This conclusion was both enlightening and traumatic for Altman. “Many of the topics in this book are ideas that I have had in my head for years,” he says, “but I have never really fleshed them out. It was a wonderful experience to craft them into prose because, perhaps for the first time ever, I really thought them through. Just going through that process was actually good for my game. “However, for many of the recommendations that I make, I remember all too well how much better I used to be at executing them. That was painful...” RIck shares both his joy and his angst in this light-hearted yet weighty treatise on doubles strategy. For his day job, Altman coaches professionals on public speaking and presentation. He parlays both of his passions into on-court workshops available at clubs throughout Northern California.
A tennis book for the rest of us
A tennis book for the rest of us
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