“Badminton” is a vintage guide to the game of badminton written by Sir George Thomas, All England Champion 1921, 1922, and 1923. It has chapters on everything from preliminary practice and exercises to mastering advanced techniques, as well as information on history and rules; making this volume perfect for those looking for an introduction to the sport. Contents include: “History of the Game”, “General Principles of Stroke Play”, “Individual Strokes”, “Service and Return of Service”, “Singles”, “Doubles”, and “The Laws of Badminton”. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of the badminton.
Three people living in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem embark on distinct journeys that converge at "the file;" their efforts to admit Palestine to the Olympics in the early twentieth century. Their pivotal roles in history have been purposely omitted from official record, kept secret, or forgotten.
Why? Because of the "Nazi Olympics" in 1936 in Berlin. And because of the death in 1972 of eleven Israeli Olympic athletes in the Munich Massacre.
This book narrates the previously untold history of a Palestine Olympic Committee recognized before the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. It sheds light on some of the darkest events in sport history, exposing secretive relationships behind the doors of the Jerusalem YMCA, Nazi agitation, arrests, internments, and other intrigue in the complicated history of Israeli and Palestinian sport.
Consultant and researcher San Charles Haddad weaves a true and masterful tale of forgotten personalities in a conflict characterized by unabated venom, bringing hope and new questions in his wake. What will be the future of Israel and Palestine, and how might sport play a restorative role in the twenty-first century?
Do You Want To Know The Best Way To Do AAU Basketball?
This book holds the answers to all of your questions about the new world of AAU basketball. Inside its pages are step by step directions on how to navigate the AAU basketball landscape successfully for you and your young player.
The writings in this book are based off of over 40 interviews with...Youth basketball leadersD1 CoachesNationally Ranked High School PlayersEuroleague Basketball PlayersCollege Basketball PlayersBasketball Parents and NBA Veterans.
This is a must read for any young basketball player and their family!
This book will save you and your family from needless stress and thousands of dollars. Read this book if you are serious about helping your young player understand and succeed in the world of AAU basketball. Author Troy Horne is a dad who knew nothing about the sport of basketball except that his son wanted to grow up to play the sport professionally.
About The Author: As a former professional musician, Broadway star and television actor he had an hypothesis. That hypothesis was that there were certain truths that held fast in all professional industries. He believed that the staples of work hard, master your skills, meet the right people, and put yourself in the right places were not only essential for the music business, but essential for all professions. So he went in search of the information that he thought that he would need to help his son Moses reach his basketball goals and dreams.
The AAU Basketball Bible is a collection of that research. Want to know everything that you better know about AAU basketball in 2020 and beyond? Order your copy today!
This is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run. Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part fitness. Part simple childlike joy of running when you could be walking.
Vassos Alexander shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running, from his first paltry efforts to reach the end of his street to completing ultra marathons and triathlons in the same weekend.
Each of the 26.2 chapters also features a fascinating insight into how others first started – from Paula Radcliffe to Steve Cram, the Brownlees to Jenson Button, Nicky Campbell to Nell McAndrew.
Also includes a foreword by Chris Evans.
Funny, inspiring, honest - the perfect read for anyone with well-worn trainers by the door (or thinking of buying a pair...)
“One of the most open and honest and thought-provoking books on the effect addiction and alcohol can have on the career and life of a county cricketer.” —Deep Extra Cover
The truth is that professional sports are a breeding ground for addictive behavior.
Luke Sutton is a business owner and successful agent to sporting stars such as James Taylor, Nile Wilson and Sam Quek, but his life didn’t always look so positive.
Back from the Edge reveals the huge ups and major downs that a professional career in sports can bring—and the mental health difficulties that can plague a sportsperson along the way. Luke knows this more than most. Brutally, but refreshingly honest, this no-frills autobiography of the former professional cricketer describes in detail the moment he hit rock bottom, how he got there, his roller coaster journey through rehab, and the important lessons he’s learned since.
Throughout the book, Luke remains candid and reveals how his addictions affected his personal life, from his friends to family to his children. Back from the Edge is heart-wrenching. It’s also thoroughly genuine, funny and utterly inspirational, and has allowed the former cricketer to speak about his mental health and to raise awareness of addiction in sports. Now a sports agent, he is perfectly placed to spot the warning signs in young stars, and to support them before they spiral into the same type of experiences he faced.
“A raw account of his alcoholism and the process of rebuilding his life.” —The Telegraph
“One of the most honest cricket books ever written.” —ESPNcricinfo
A history of those who have scaled Mount Everest—and the advances in mountaineering over a century. At one time, the summits of the world’s highest peaks—Everest included—were beyond reach. Pioneering attempts to overcome the dangers of climbing at extremely high altitudes ended in failure, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Yet today, high-altitude ascents are frequent, almost commonplace. Everest can be conquered by relatively inexperienced mountaineers, and their exploits barely merit media attention—unless they go fatally wrong. This dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. It also offers compelling insight into the science of mountaineering—as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced by individuals who choose to test themselves in some of the harshest conditions on earth.
"If I had to lose my record to anyone, I couldn’t be happier that it was Jonathan. Family connections aside, there is nobody more talented, more determined or more deserving." (Carl Fogarty)Within the staggeringly dangerous and high-pressure sport of professional motorcycling, Jonathan Rea’s achievements are unprecedented. A legendary World Superbike Champion with more race wins than any rider in history, Rea’s trailblazing success shows no sign of slowing down.Now, for the first time, this remarkable sportsman tracks his life and career. Seemingly destined for the racing world, Jonathan grew up in the paddocks — his grandfather was the first sponsor of five-time World Champion Joey Dunlop, and his dad was a former Isle of Man TT winner. He owned his first bike before his hands were big enough to reach the brakes.But while racing may be in his blood, it is through sheer determination and relentless perseverance that Rea has gained huge victories in this ultra competitive world. Topping several of the most prestigious motorcycling championships, he rules the sport — so much so that regulations are being introduced to curb his dominance. The fact that Rea has endured several potentially career-ending scrapes — including smashing his femur at the age of 17 and being told that he would never race again — makes his achievements even more incredible.'Dream. Believe. Achieve' is Rea’s mantra, and in this gripping autobiography, we go behind the visor and into the mind of a man who has risen to the top of one of the most skilled and dangerous sports in the world.
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