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Tennis and the meaning of life

a literary anthology of the game

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Published by Breakaway Books in New York City .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tennis -- Literary collections.,
  • American literature.,
  • English literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Jay Jennings ; with a foreword by George Vecsey.
    ContributionsJennings, Jay.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS509.T39 T46 1995b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination335 p. ;
    Number of Pages335
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL821667M
    ISBN 101558213783
    LC Control Number95075687
    OCLC/WorldCa32596521

      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.

    Before you say “I don’t play tennis,” it’s not really about tennis. It teaches you how to better learn and teach by getting your conscious mind out of the driver seat, and letting your true ability present itself. If you enjoyed either The Way of Zen or Finite and Infinite Games, you’ll like this book as it describes many similar ideas. Tennis is an impact game, and each time you strike or run for the tennis ball your body absorbs serious impact. 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.

      Children know what is important in life: they know instinctively and effortlessly. For adults, it is hard work. The idea of a second childhood is often portrayed as a time of decline. ‘He has returned to his second childhood,’ one might say, meaning that his intellectual capacities are on the slide — perhaps that he is becoming a little.   The second book, “Happiness Is a Choice You Make,” was written by John Leland, a reporter for The New York Times who spent a year .


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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.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Tennis - Health Fitness. Tennis, like any sport, has its own lingo, and tennis uses perhaps the most well-known sports term — love, which means zero. The following list offers definitions of basic tennis terms: ace: A serve that the returner doesn’t even touch with her racquet.

An ace wins the point immediately for the server. lob: A shot [ ]. “It's no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.

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But there is no indication the French ever used l’oeuf in relation to tennis scoring, writes American tennis player Malcolm D.

Whitman in his book Tennis: Origins and Mysteries, and they. which high performance is impossible, is the subject of The Inner Game of Tennis. The Typical Tennis Lesson Imagine what goes on inside the head of an eager student taking a lesson from an equally eager new tennis pro.

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Well, life isn’t certain. Its uncertainty, unpredictability, even its irrationality, make it what it is — particularly in these troubled times with.

A novice tennis fan wouldn’t be blamed for being confused about who’s winning a match—an understanding of the language of tennis scores is needed to appreciate the game. Unlike soccer, basketball, and baseball, which simply count points for every goal, basket, and run, tennis has a scoring system (and lexicon) all its own.

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LIFE Little Women: A Story for Every Generation. Ever since it was published more than years ago, Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, has been revered and adored for its portrait of American life, its depiction of growing from adolescence into maturity, its exploration of the bonds among the siblings at the heart of the.

The book discusses the importance of life and tells its readers to live life to their fullest even when they are going through hard times. According to the author, Mark Nepo, in order to fully live the one life a person is given, they need to affirm how precious this one life is and open themselves to loving whatever life puts before them, even.

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Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa is Mark Mathabane's autobiography about life under the South African apartheid regime. It focuses on the brutality of the apartheid system and how he escaped from it, and from the township Alexandra, to become a well-known tennis also depicted how the young black Author: Mark Mathabane.Life is in living.

It is not a thing, it is a process. There is no way to attain to life except by living it, except by being alive, flowing, streaming with it. If you are seeking the meaning of life in some dogma, in some philosophy, in some theology, that is the sure way to miss life and meaning both.

David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis because life gave it to him—he had played the game well at the junior level—and because he was a writer who in his own way made use of wilder days.