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Tennis and the Meaning of Life

A Literary Anthology of the Game

by Jay Jennings

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Published by Harvest Books .
Written in English


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Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7365354M
ISBN 100156004070
ISBN 109780156004077
OCLC/WorldCa34191654


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The only book of its kind, Tennis and the Meaning of Life is a resplendent collection of the best fiction (and poetry!) written about this extraordinary sport/obsession.

The stories are hilarious and sad, whimsical and philosophical, lyrical and profane - and thoroughly saturated with the art of the game.

Fathers play against sons/5(5). Tennis and the Meaning of Life: A Literary Anthology of the Game Jay Jennings, Editor, George Vecsey, Foreword by Breakaway Books $24 (p) ISBN Buy this book.

Cutting for Stone is one of my favorite books and I've been meaning to read The Tennis Partner ever since. I bought it before a recent trip to Maui and read it in 3 days. It was a heartbreaking read, but a story that is so important. This is a book about friendship, tennis, medicine, addiction, love, heartbreak and so much by: 9.

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A new book argues that there are four pillars of meaning in life: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. What’s yours. Take the meaning quiz here. There may be nothing more. Tennis is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Dennis, which was originally derived from the Latin Dionysius.

In the religious naming tradition surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names.

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To withstand this force you need both upper and lower body strength. Thus, including strength training in your off-court workout is a smart move.

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It was called “ Jeu de Paume ”. Battle of the Sexes, exhibition tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that took place on Septeminside the Astrodome in Houston. The match was something of a spectacle as the in-her-prime King defeated the year-old Riggs in three straight sets, but the event nevertheless was a significant moment in the second.

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