Every piece of hardware that makes up a computer must work together in synchronicity for the computer to operate, and if you want to avoid making frequent runs to the Apple store, they must be maintained too. Likewise, every muscle, bone, tendon, and ligament in your body works together synchronistically with every shot you make and every serve you take on the tennis court. When your body is well maintained and you are in complete control, you stand to win more often than not. If you want to be successful as a professional tennis player, you must be healthy and fit. Your body must be nurtured and maintained. You must train properly, avoid injury, and understand the mechanics of every shot you make. This book is the only comprehensive source of all the physical skills required to compete as a professional tennis player. If you, your child, or your students are ready to stop taking risks when it comes to health and well-being and instead have the best shot at making it pro, then this book is for you.
An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights Era By 1970, racial tension was at a breaking point in the southern town of Gallatin, Tennessee. Desegregation had emotions running high. The town was a powder keg ready to erupt. But it was also on the verge of something incredible. Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon were boys growing up on opposite sides of the tracks who shared a passion for basketball. They knew the barriers that divided them--some physical landmarks and some hidden in the heart--but those barriers melted away when the boys were on the court. After years of playing wherever they could find a hoop, Eddie and Bill entered the rigors of their respective high school teams. And at the end of the 1970 season, all-white Gallatin High and all-black Union High faced each other in a once-in-a-lifetime championship game. What happened that night would challenge Eddie and Bill--and transform their town. Readers will love this fast-paced true story of courage, determination, character, and forgiveness.
Get on the express for Survival Skills: Know How to Prepare for Common Disasters at Home and Learn Survival Skills to Survive in the Wild on Your Own.
What is the purpose of a human's life? We'll get to that later.
But first - would you know what to do when a wildfire sets ablaze, a flood happens, a hurricane strikes, a tornado hits, or an earthquake occurs or when there is a world crisis of food shortage and everybody in your household is starving?
Or what about if you were in an accident and lost in the middle of nowhere, or worse...stranded on a deserted island on your own with no form of human contact or communication away from civilization?
Just how are you going to handle yourself in these situations?
Sounds extreme? Perhaps. But thinking it can't happen to you? Think again!
The biggest mistake is to assume such incidents can't happen to you because they certainly can to anyone when least expected, and if you haven't thought about what to do by then, it may be too late and you won't survive.
The key to survival is to always be prepared and already possess the foundational knowledge of basic survival skills.
By taking the Survival Skills Express, your destination includes:
How to survive out in the wilderness with bushcraft skills using only whatever you can find in your environment. How to live off the grid with homesteading for self-sufficiency and self-sustainability without ever relying on anybody else. How to manage natural and man-made disasters at home to keep you and your family safe and away from harm. How to do prepping the right way so you're always prepared to have what you need during any emergency. How to get your body to peak performance shape to strive in the most extreme living conditions and situations
This stylish and inspiring book contains all the information campers need to make the most of the wonderful waterside locations throughout the UK and Ireland. Covering all kinds of camping (caravan, campsite and wild), the book starts by showing how to plan your trip, what gear to take and how to get stuck into all the fantastic water-based activities on offer, such as sailing, kayaking, angling, surfing and wild swimming. Tip boxes, top 10 features and gorgeous photos combine to give readers all the knowledge and inspiration they need to get out there, whether they're on their own, part of a family or with a group of friends.
The main part of the guide is organised by region, but also searchable by activity. Each region has an overview, and within it the best sites to visit, with useful information (best times of year to go, activities on offer, facilities, cost), advice on most attractive pitches, contact details and photos. There is a huge variety of sites here, all with something unique to offer, and helpful maps plot each one clearly.
With a Foreword by One Man and his Campervan's Martin Dorey, this is the essential guidebook for all campers, showing how it really is possible to pitch up in paradise.
This 2nd edition is thoroughly updated throughout, featuring new campsites and photography.
The life and times of the eight-time Stanley Cup winner
When Boston coach Lynn Patrick was asked who he’d pick between Rocket Richard or Gordie Howe he answered, “Neither! I’ll take Red Kelly!” The only player to have won eight Stanley Cups without playing for Montreal, Red began his life in hockey on the cedar swamps near Port Dover, Ontario, and went on to win accolades and championships as a Detroit Red Wing and Toronto Maple Leaf.
Go back in time with Red as he reminisces about his childhood: the time he nearly drowned; when he brought St. Michael’s College to three provincial championships; and his jump into a career with the NHL where sportsmanlike conduct won him multiple Lady Byng trophies. While playing with the Leafs, he served as member of parliament in Lester Pearson’s government. After retiring in 1967 as a player, Red coached for a decade in the NHL with Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. This is a fascinating biography of a life well lived — on and off the ice.
As fast-paced as a freefall from a roaring airplane, as thrilling as a towering jump off a ski slope, Being Extreme is a fascinating examination of the adrenaline rush of extreme sports. Here is a world where living life on the edge is the only option, where you are only as good as your last jump . . . and where one false move can take you out of the game permanently.From mountain climbing and freestyle motocross to skydiving and snowboarding and beyond, in the past decade, the world of extreme sports has exploded onto the scene, with daredevils attempting acts of athleticism that leave spectators awed . . . and fearful. Being Extreme explores the motivations and societal impulses behind these high-risk lifestyles through interviews with professional athletes and recreational enthusiasts, as well as with psychiatrists who seek to understand the motivation behind these “Big T” personalities. Authors Gutman and Frederick also explore what heart-stopping sports are around the next curve, because in a world where the “rush” is everything, everyone is always upping their game.
Charley Rosen talks about his book, The Chosen Game: A Jewish Basketball History, in which he discusses the impact the Jewish community had in the early days of basketball starting in lower east side Jewish immigrant neighborhoods of New York City. Rosen talks about the style of gameplay that developed there from the necessity of playing in the streets, and some of the most influential Jewish figures in basketball history.
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