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Sport of a Lifetime
Sport of a Lifetime

Sport of a Lifetime

Enduring Personal Stories From Tennis


380 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (CA $26.95) (US $19.95)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9781937559649

Rights: WOR

New Chapter Press (Jun 2017)


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Enriching and motivational stories about those who love and participate in tennis over the age of 50. This is a volume of senior tennis through the stories and experiences of senior tennis players, from Gardnar Mulloy and Betty Eisenstien and Mayor David Dinkins to unknowns such as Chuck Niemeth.


"Here is a book that must be read by everyone who celebrates the best of all lifetime sports. Judy Aydelott has reached out to both renowned players and those who are less well known, and the common thread that runs across the pages is the enduring passion they all have for tennis. Yet Aydelott's superb and poignant book transcends tennis; it is equally about the larger game of life." - Steve Flink, tennis historian, author of "The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time"

"Judy Aydelott has authored a great book for serious tennis fans. A nice trip down memory lane – an inspiring read" - Nancy Richey, Australian and French Open singles champion

"Judy Aydelott's stories of senior tennis players, where they came from, where they've been – from World War II stories of Gardnar Mulloy and Mayor David Dinkins to the high jinks of the Australian Legends, John Newcombe, Roy Emerson and Owen Davidson, to the tales of 'The Saw Mill Boys' - are a must read for all tennis players and would-be tennis players. You'll laugh; you'll be moved; you'll love this book." - Renee Richards, 1977 US Open women's doubles finalist

"I greatly enjoyed reading Judy's book. The cast of characters is diverse. As they progressed through their lives, the importance of being able to accept what comes their way and to learn and build as they moved on life's path were shown to be essential over and over again. As a lifetime activity, tennis can bring great rewards on the court, but even greater lifetime bonuses and relationships off the courts. Each individual is different and the stories are uplifting. A must read for tennis players and anyone interested in how people achieve happiness and stature as their lives evolve." - Chuck Kinyon, former Dartmouth men's varsity tennis coach

Author Biography

Judy Aydelott was raised on a dude ranch, later a farm, attended public school until her senior year and graduated from Abbot Academy, Andover MA, from Smith College and from Pace University School of Law. She became a  trial attorney in the field of medical malpractice, a legal analyst for Court TV, a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2006 and a director of NYS chartered commercial bank. A tennis latecomer starting in her twenties, Judy is married to Gordon Aydelott, the mother of two daughters, and proud grandmother of five grandchildren. 

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