- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (27 May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847396453
- ISBN-13: 978-1847396457
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 20 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
My Life: Queen of the Court Paperback – 27 May 2010
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A winner of every major title in tennis, Serena Williams is one of the greatest players her sport has ever seen.
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THE ROLE OF PARENTS:
There were no professional coaches and that adds that spicy flavor to the story. We all know her father was the initial coach,but this story explains what a devoted father can do to a child. It was a pot holed public court, every balls bounce differently because no balls, howeven old gets thrown away. Her father himself was learning the art of teaching along the way . His father was available every time the daughters were at home, were out of school. He scheduled his work around his daughters schedule , working mostly at nights. He planned daughters tournaments, shaped their minds with innovative motivational slogans.And her mother, the silent hero who was the nurse provided the much needed balance. Compare that to career minded parents who throw money at some coaches and hope to reap miracles. If money alone can win accolades, all rich men's kids will be world champions.
Parenting is tough; if done correctly . For more on becoming better parents read The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth.
DOES YOUR CHILD FACE THESE ODDS?
There were two bunk beds at their home and five daughters. So two of them shared the bed and the fifth one(Serena), snugging in as the third. What you should not miss is that she had a rich social life with her elder sisters, something most Americans don't have.
WHAT DOES A CHAMPION MEAN TO YOU:
Before you or your child desire to become a professional player, make a choice. It is not meant for everybody. Here they have a seven year old who plays 2 hours a day four days a week and at the age of eight, playing four hours a day , every single day ( straight from school to tennis court).Some days getting to the tennis court before sunrise and do stretching exercises until sun comes up and then resume the game after school. Your kid could do all these things and yet a simple injury is all is needed for the dream to end. Many wise parents chose to gently guide their kids to higher probability areas like being a computer engineer or a doctor or a lawyer for this reason ( something you need to keep in mind). Winning a lotto needs only luck. But being a top player needs lot of hard work and some good luck as well . Serena was lucky never to have a career ending injury and was lucky to have Venus Williams to practice against.
The chapter ""Fiery Darts on Indian Wells" touches on another sensitive topic of racism. We all know it exists and insulates no one. I have no idea of what happened on that day or do I really care but the odds a black person faces and the perception is pictured nicely.
MATCH BOOK ENTRY:
If nothing inspires you or you are not even a reader, just pick up an end of each chapter and there is a paragraph of "MATCH BOOK ENTRY"..her mental notes shortly before a game. That is how your son gets to the next level in every endeavor. The extra mind edge. Saturating with positivity and drowning out the negativity. Here is an example
"" U stand on the shoulders of your parents and grandparents. Your ancestors made U. Your ancestors made U the best. Think of all they went through for U. Don't let any girl take away your win, your destiny, your dream. This is an opportunity.Yours. This is your time. At last. This is your dream. Make it happen."""
Do yourself a favor; Get this book for your kids. And certainly you should read it as well.I want to wrap up the review with few great lines from the classic. "Somewhere a little girl might be watching. This little girl might be black or white or brown. She might be rich or poor. She might be a future tennis player or a doctor or a fashion designer. Whatever she wants to be, she can be.
Read , Enjoy, Don't forget to Pass it on to your neighbors kid who is getting ready for his Soccer game.