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Ann LoPrinzi, tennis columnist, New Jersey Trenton Times:
It’s rare to find kids’ books about tennis, but there’s a new one out there that’s geared toward kids 10-16 and worth a mention.
“The Kid from Courage,” by Ron Berman, is an inspirational story about a kid who loved tennis but was struggling with his game when he started working with someone at his club who became his coach/mentor.
Lots of good practical advice is contained in the story, and there are even summaries and proposed essays at the end. It’s all about the kid and his tennis; there’s no mention of how the kid pays for his tennis or any other logistics. That keeps it simple and interesting.
Berman is a lifelong tennis fan from California. In writing the book, he said, “I felt that young tennis fans would respond favorably to an upbeat, traditional story about a junior player who overcomes obstacles and ultimately triumphs on and off the court.”
“The Kid from Courage” can be ordered from local book stores or through www.thekidfromcourage.com