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by Eric Lee

Free eBook Trying to Win at Love: A journey through an extraordinary USTA tennis season download ISBN: 0967447658
Author: Eric Lee
Publisher: Paragon Publishing (April 21, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 144
Category: Sports Books
Subcategory: Miscellaneous
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Rating: 4.3
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As his own expectations for success rise, the rookie captain begins to equate wins as validation from his players and competitors. His troubles, which aren't limited to the court, soon mount as quickly as his victories.

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In this humorous and inspiring sequel to Trying to Win at Love, the narrator loses his team and long time girlfriend. Faced with new challenges, he discovers that old approaches don’t always provide the solution. Without the comfort and familiarity of the past, he struggles in his attempt to find a new team and mend a broken heart.

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Trying to Win at Love tells the funny and inspiring story of a new tennis captain pressed into running a local team because “there’s no one else.” As his own expectations for success rise, the rookie captain begins to equate wins as validation from his players and competitors. His troubles, which aren’t limited to the court, soon mount as quickly as his victories. He finds himself dealing with scheming opponents, bickering teammates, a commitment-crazed girlfriend, and a father he desperately wants approval from. A group of colorful characters and extraordinary events teach him valuable lessons about winning on the court and in life.
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Fenrikasa
According to the author's website, this is his first novel and is also a departure from his usual genre - mysteries. Having read some of his previous work, though, I did expect some of the same styling - quick paced, to the point, but not giving anything away such that you really don't know what is going to happen until he wants you to know.

I was not disappointed.

Eric Lee deftly takes the reader into a year of USTA league tennis and the trials and tribulations of being a rookie captain. As mentioned previously, the pace is good as it helps build the excitement as the matches and season progress and as critical decisions must be made.

I found myself caught up in each situation such that at one point when he recounts a time leading up to a difficult decision regarding player personnel, because I strongly disagreed with the decision he had made I literally shouted at the author through the pages (a la John McEnroe), "You cannot be serious. YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!"

Likewise, as the season went on I reveled in their victories (some especially so) and commiserated in their losses.

The author also easily and nimbly translates to the written page the various personalities of his team members as well as their opponents'. You will feel as though you know each of them.

If Amazon had half stars, I would probably give this a 4 ½. However, since the author fought the urge to have Dinah Shore's "Que Sera, Sera (What Ever Will Be, Will Be)" playing in the background at the end of the novel, I'm adding a half star back to give it the "full five".

You'll have to buy the book to understand what I mean. You will not be disappointed.
Tygokasa
In this book, Eric captains a USTA tennis team and described all the challenges he faced through out the season. From the onset I was captivated by his great sense of humor and how easy it was to follow along. While reading this book, I had to remind myself that this was a story and was not real. Even though this book is about tennis, I think anyone who competes in any sports would enjoy reading this book. If you are looking for a book with easy reading , fun and lots of humor, this is the book for you. You will not be disappointed. Arlene Haworth
I read my wife's copy of Eric's book in 24 hours ( a new personal speed record for a book this length). I was riveted to the plot from the start. It reminded me of many great books & movies involving behind the scene, miracle season, sport drama. I lol every other page throughout long stretches of the book and the pathos was wrenching. I play competitive tennis & can tell you he captures all the drama, interpersonal relationships, & enlightenment involved with miracle seasons. Athletes and fans alike will love this must read book. Kurt Haworth
Enila
This book turned out to be a great purchase. Initially, I was hesitant as I do not play tennis but after finishing the book 3 days after I purchased it, I can say I'm glad I did. The author does a wonderful job of creating this relatable, easy-to-read story. I was not overwhelmed with too much tennis jargon and was able to focus on the message of the book. The author cleverly uses tennis as a platform to convey his message of being true to oneself when faced with tough decisions. There is a tantalizing blend of athleticism, competition, romance, relationships, and wisdom that make this story relatable and can appeal to a wide audience. If you enjoy the type of quality story that I described, I would recommend you purchase this book.
Ueledavi
"Trying To Win At Love", by Eric Lee is a must read for anyone who has ever played or coached USTA tennis. We play USTA for many different reasons, which are all captured in this entertaining book. Eric takes us through one adult tennis season, about two months, and shares his thoughts and concerns, along with his ups and downs. I enjoyed how he mixed tennis with his life and relationships. TRYING is the appropriate word, because it is often hard to get a group to focus on the same goal. As captain, Eric did more than try. Despite losing at districts and losing his girl. he succeeded in his ultimate goal, and became a better person for his efforts. It is easy to see the passion that Eric has for tennis, and for life. I am looking forward to how the team does next season. That is, I hope Eric writes another book.

Mike Sommers
FEISKO
On the surface, this book chronicles a season of a recreational adult tennis team through the perspective of its captain: Eric Lee. However, just as the title ("trying to win at love...") implies, I found a deeper meaning in this book. This book is about a group coming together as a team, the price of winning at all costs, and an interesting philosophy about overcoming setbacks, on and off the court. I really liked the ending, but I don't want to give it away here. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. I literally couldn't put the book down and read it all in one sitting.
Goltikree
Hilarious description of the protagonist's hardships as the captain of his tennis team as well as all sorts of colorful characters he encountered during his year-long journey with his team. A real page-turner -- kept me guessing when will the next colorful character appear and what will he say/do? If you are a current or former captain of any sports team or have any personal experience with sports league drama, I will highly recommend this book.
Arashilkis
Being a avid tennis player I can relate to a lot of the situations and the various players personalities. The book was very entertaining and the adventure never stop until the book ended. I found myself caught up in the various situations and had a hard time putting it down. A fun book to read.
My tennis experience only goes as far as maybe watching one television tennis match a year and attempting to play recreationally for a couple months. Yet I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it entails much more than just tennis (though the author brought the tennis matches to life and as a result were very exciting to follow.)Packed with thoughtful descriptions, suspense, funny commentary, detailed analysis of interplayer relationships and competetive tennis made this a rewarding and enjoyable read I couldn't put down.