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  • Publisher: CORNERSTONE LIBARY (1978)
  • ASIN: B000KUDUA2
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Customer Reviews

Private Lesson from The Champion Above the Rest.

 on June 22, 2010
By Gene Cisco
This book is just like taking a private lessson from the greatest tennis player I knew and saw many times play from the age of 7, whom my father played in the late 40’s. Reading its straightforward prose, in the pattern and rhythms of Pancho, along with the wonderful still photos of this legend in his prime, breaking down his fluid strokes into its elements, one leaves each reading with the knowledge that you were in the company of one of the most unique, primarily self-taught players the last half of the 20th century. In the 60’s, Pancho Gonzales was the most talked about and revered tennis players, The Pro among pros. The difference between Gonzales and the rest was similar to the difference between a lion and a feral cat. What is wrong about U.S. tennis in the new millenium is that the USTA broadcasts the tenets of the tennis camp darlings. And our Davis Cup teams falter. No U.S. player gains the Wimbledon finals. Why so? Because the least imitated game today is the California serve-and-volley game as practiced by Gonzales. If you want to achieve power and performance with fluid simplicity, study the pages within this private lesson with Pancho. Federer is the talk-of-the-town. But he, Sampras and Roddick know who the Man is. Hombre. Richard Pancho Gonzales. He Got Game.

A Lesson With Pancho

 on July 7, 2010
By Gene Cisco
This is a later edition that re-prints in vivid stop-photo essential strokes of the greatest tennis player of his time, Richard “Pancho” Gonzales. His game, the California serve-and-volley style, is exactly the game of our current master, Roger Federer. The instruction notes within are as sparingly clear as the fluid strokes of this legend. 30 years after learning the game, I returned to his service technique to remove my own personal lazy, idiosyncratic additions over time. Why pay hundreds of dollars in lessons if you can practice these strokes against a mirror and take them to the court for repetition. Our losing Davis Cup teams would be wise to contain only players who have mastered these essentials. This book is the tennis equivalent of the Da Vinci Codex.

They were great friends that met at the L

 on August 1, 2014
By Trish (Hawk) Boswell
My brother wrote this book with Poncho. They were great friends that met at the L.A. Tennis club. I lost my original copy during a move. I am grateful to have found this. Also I am happy to see it is a book tennis fans can enjoy to day.

Three Stars

 on May 7, 2015
OK, but fairly simplistic.


 on April 26, 2011
Second time I have bought this book, it is concise yet thorough. Contains everything you need to know to play good tennis. Extensive use of photography, helps you picture what you are reading.

Oh my God I found the book

 on November 11, 2013
By Thinker Writer
I learnt tennis in my childhood from this book of Pancho Gonzales. Was telling my son to follow it. Thank you Amazon I got it. Ordering right away. It is a very very good book. I made a serve following the book and it was an ace. The opponents who were far better players were astonished and admired it a lot. I would recommend it to all new comers to tennis.


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