Tennis Hobo: A Derailed Memoir (Paperback)
Your favorite tennis book may have to step aside for this semi-autobiographical novel. A tennis coach and a writer, John Gruberg has been mentioned on the Tonight Show and in Playboy Magazine.
"There are tears in my eyes as I finish this book. Wow, I am really stunned " ... Roger Kahn, USPTA
"What a great, entertaining and FUN read John Gruberg has nailed this one. Don't miss it " ... Dick Gould, Director of Tennis, Stanford University
"I can relate to this book. Great tale " ... Peter Smith, Men's Tennis Coach, USC
"Tennis Hobo is a pleasure that resonates like a cold beer on a hot Saturday afternoon." ... Lucia Romanov, Former WTA & Fed Cup Player, Romania
"At last, a great tennis novel." ... Gary Glassman, Tennis Coach, Stony Brook University
"A tennis story that begs to be told." ... Sean Sloane, Past Director of Education, USTA
"Tennis Hobo is, perhaps, the best on its subject" ... Alan Hager, Chair Emeritus, Department of English, University of Illinois
"Gruberg's Tennis Hobo brings to mind A Handful of Summers by Gordon Forbes." ... Andrew Weldon, Former Conductor, Burlington Northern Railroad
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The golden years of Borg, Connors, McEnroe / Evert, Navratilova, King, haunt the background as two California pros investigate off-the-beaten-path money tournaments, hobo trains, and life in the not-so-fast lane; while simultaneously negotiating the joys and sorrows of teaching the game. (Witty insights and unique instruction tips are a bonus.)
Hop on board and find out why Tennis Hobo may be one of the best tennis books ever