Reviews and Blog Posts: tennis

Plaza Voices: Asian Pacific Heritage Month — Tennis Art in Motion

Portrait of Debby Yodder, by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez

On display at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library, May 1-31, 2015:

Infinite jest : a novel

by David Foster Wallace

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One of my favorite books of all time and in my opinion the greatest comedic masterpiece in fiction, books in general, the world?! This is certainly Wallace’s greatest work and one that is touching, uncomfortable, and all consuming. Set at both a prestigious tennis academy and a halfway house, Wallace...

Open : an autobiography

by Andre Agassi

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This one of the few sports biographies I’ve read, and my friends were right: it’s good. Open: An Autobiography begins with a disoriented Andre Agassi waking in the morning, completely disoriented, in pain, struggling to recall who he is, why is back is throbbing, where he is...and it all comes...

The outsider : a memoir

by Jimmy Connors

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A good read about a boy from E. St. Louis with a two-handed backhand in tennis, who wanted to open the doors from country club tennis to the streets.  Very honest and sincere, even though I thought Jimmy Connors was an arrogant person.  This book looks into his personal life...

The Pioneers: A Historical Perspective of African Americans in Tennis

Arthur Ashe

Please join us for the first event in our oral history lecture series for Breaking the Barriers, a historical timeline featuring the significance of African Americans in tennis:

The Pioneers: A Historical Perspective
Monday, May 9, 6-8 p.m.
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library

Colorado has a rich history of pro tour professionals located in our own backyard with direct connections to Arthur Ashe, the first African American male to win a Grand Slam event. Featured panel participants will share experiences and inspirations from their association with Arthur Ashe. In addition, learn about unknown facts, obstacles and struggles faced by early African American tennis pioneers.

Moderator: Nancy McCloskey Concierge, Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club

Panel Participants:

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