Lilly's Story

Making the Tour

by RL Monsheimer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/27/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 386
ISBN : 9798823020329
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 386
ISBN : 9798823020312
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 386
ISBN : 9798823020305

About the Book

Lilly Jarman comes from a small town in rural Virginia not the likely home of a tennis professional. Lilly is Eurasian and overcomes prejudice and isolation in her hometown. Because of her family income and costs of supporting 2 children in different sports, the family can not afford the training facilites that most junior tennis players leaving a difficult road to get recruited to college and the tour. The book takes you though not only the miracle of qualifying for the US Open and then making it to the round of 16, then the journey throughout the next year as she rises int he ranks of tennis. With her coaches who support her from her part-time coach Paul, to her final coach Johan, Lilly takes coaching to succeed where nobody saw it possible. Lilly represents both athleticism and being feminine, as her colors represented and it is actually that saying that is the key to her later success. With the aide of her good friend Anita not only does she share a major title, she also shares the same family as both fall in love with the Wilson brothers and propose to the 2 tennis professionals in a similar manner publicly. In the end Lilly overcomes all the obstacles and succeeds in all areas of her life, and her success that she assumed would only be about tennis ends up be aiding other young girls to be able to play tennis through a foundation that supports junior tennis players needing funding for travels. The Foundation comes from her Grandmothers saying of Athletic and Feminine, that she told Lilly she represented at an early age.

About the Author

RL Monsheimer has been a sports enthusiast his entire life, swimming and playing tennis later in life. His swimming career included swimming for his small college and then masters as an adult. In both sports he has competed despite going through injuries, illness, and not having the preferred body. He met his wife while at swim practice in the DC area and has been married for forty years. In his professional career in telecommunications, he is known as the go to person that could take ideas and make them new products for the industry. One of his projects was the first integration of satellite and cellular on a cargo ship. His life as his books, are stories of those that have overcome adversity to succeed in the sport they have chosen. He now lives in Delaware having lived most of his life in the DC metropolitan area.