Tennis for Little Humans by Baron and Monkey with a Little Help from Venetia Thompson

by Venetia Thompson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/31/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 18
ISBN : 9781491889107
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 18
ISBN : 9781491889091

About the Book

Let a bear and a monkey introduce you to the essential strokes of tennis in a way no human could. They will impart their enthusiasm and knowledge to you and perhaps even spark a lifelong passion for tennis.

About the Author

I was born into a tennis playing family. My great grandfather, John Moyer Heathcote was a real tennis player. My most treasured possessions are a cup dated July 1882 presented to him by the M.C.C. for having been continuously amateur tennis champion for 23 years and a portrait of him by CAV Orchardson holding a racquet and standing in a real tennis court. I lived in his house for the first four years of my life. In my father's study was the original tennis ball made by his wife in a glass box. My father later gave it to the M.C.C. Tennis was always a treat and a passion but my career was in nursing which I pursued until three weeks before my first son was born. It was only when my four children were in their teens that I felt the desire to return to work. As a nurse, I particularly enjoyed working with children. It was my love of children and tennis that inspired me to qualify as a tennis coach through the LTA and PTR.