Book Review:
Greatest Tennis Quips, Insights & Zingers
by Paul Fein

I thoroughly enjoyed reading You Can Quote Me On That, Paul Fein's latest tribute to the funny side of tennis. There are a total of 1700 quotes divided into 35 chapters. While most of the quotes are from current and past tennis players -- Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert, Andre Agassi, Serena Williams and Lleyton Hewitt to name a few -- there are also quotes from actors, politicians and USTA officials.

Among my favorite quotes are:

(so true) "Unlike other sports, in tennis if you are getting killed, you are expected to stay out there and continue to get killed." Bill Cosby

(glad it's not true) "I have never believed a women can successfully play the net." Bill Tilden, 1924

(honesty is the best policy) "I would like to thank the sponsor, even though I think it is a disgrace to smoke cigarettes." Pat Cash, after winning the Salem Open in 1990

(let's put the game in perspective) "Pressure? I'll tell you what pressure is. It's a man struggling to support a family -- not playing a game." Boris Becker

(lost childhood) "I started when I was four, but I didn't play seriously until I was eight." Kathy Rinaldi

(I've seen it too often) "If a parent is more ambitious than a kid, that's a death of a player." Stan Smith.

One word of caution, however, while I found the vast majority of quotes to be thought-provoking and laugh-invoking, a lot of the content is adult in nature. I will have to give my recommendation with a PG-13 rating.


You Can Quote Me On That is published by Potomac Books and is available at Amazon for the discount price of $12.21

Review by Marcia Frost

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