Late to the Ball

Late to the Ball

Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
Recounts the author's experiences in his pursuit to become a nationally competitive tennis player at the age of sixty.

Baker
& Taylor

The award-winning former editor of The New York Times Magazine shares the inspiring story of how he worked to become a nationally competitive tennis player at age 60, sharing insight into the challenges of athletic pursuits after midlife and the dynamics of baby boomer aging.

Simon and Schuster
An award-winning author shares the inspiring and entertaining account of his pursuit to become a nationally competitive tennis player—at the age of sixty.

Being a man or a woman in your early sixties is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren’t old…yet. But we sense it coming: Careers are winding down, kids are gone, parents are dying (friends, too), and our bodies are no longer youthful or even middle-aged. Learning to play tennis in your fifties is no small feat, but becoming a serious, competitive tennis player at the age of sixty is a whole other matter. It requires training the body to defy age, and to methodically build one’s game—the strokework, footwork, strategy, and mental toughness.

Gerry Mazorati started playing the game seriously in his mid-fifties. He had the strong desire to lead an examined physical life, to push his body into the “encore” of middle age. InLate to the Ball Mazorati writes vividly about the difficulties, frustrations, and the triumphs of his becoming a seriously good tennis player. He takes on his quest with complete vigor and absolute determination to see it through, providing a rich, vicarious experience involving the science of aging, his existential battle with time, and the beautiful, mysterious game of tennis.Late to the Ball is also captivating evidence that the rest of the Baby Boomer generation, now between middle age and old age, can find their own quest and do the same.

Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2016
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Description: 269 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781476737393
Branch Call Number: 796.342092 Mar

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