It is summer and a good time to read about sports even when it is too hot to actually participate in any. Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt looks at the world of professional tennis. Pair this with The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger for a different perspective on professional tennis and a fun weekend of reading.
Anton is the hope of his former Olympic athlete parents. They decided a child of theirs was going to be a professional tennis player and when his older brother was found to be lacking all attention turned to Anton. His life is consumed with tennis and his father tried his best to isolate Anton from everything else. This story focuses on Anton trying to discover what he actually wants in life and finding a way to get it. A story of focus, sacrifice, separating your life from your parents, finding yourself and the life you truly want.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
Charlie wants to win but she also wants a life that she can be proud of. Can she do both as a professional tennis player? After a devastating injury at Wimbledon Charlie decides that in order to be competitive she needs to change her team & her approach. New cut throat coach, new hitting partner, new stylist, new nickname, and new attitude but will the changes work? And will it make Charlie happy? A fun ride with glimpses into the world of professional tennis.