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American Doubles

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American Doubles

"A close-up view that is intriguing, exciting and impossible to put down."
Many fans and journalists lament the state of American tennis, wondering when the next great players will hit the scene. What the critics may not realize is that Americans have dominated the doubles scene for decades and the future looks bright.

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About This Book
American Doubles explores the phenomenon of the United States' doubles prowess on the world's tennis courts. Many fans and journalists lament the state of American tennis, wondering when the next great players will hit the scene. What the critics may not realize is that Americans have dominated the doubles scene for decades and the future looks bright.
From the successes of such legends as Billie Jean King and Stan Smith to the current No. 1 men's team of Bob and Mike Bryan, the story of how Americans have come to rule the doubles court is a fascinating tale told by a longtime journalist and tennis insider, Marcia Frost.
American Doubles is packed with touching stories of how some players conceded a chance at singles stardom to preserve ties with a doubles partner, and how sibling pairings are tough to beat. Readers will learn that the success of Americans in the doubles game runs deep—at the junior and college levels to wheelchair tennis, mixed doubles, World TeamTennis and the pro tours.
Stanford University's Director of Tennis Dick Gould, who coached the Bryans as well as John and Patrick McEnroe, says the book offers "a close-up view that is intriguing, exciting and impossible to put down."

Meet The Author
Marcia Frost was graduated from the Journalism program of C.W. Post, Long Island University in 1981, a few years ahead of schedule due to early finishes in high school and college. While in school, she was an Entertainment Writer and Editor for the C.W. Post Pioneer, as well as New York Nightlife Magazine.

Soon after that she got into the world of College and Junior Tennis. She ran the Port Washington Tennis Academy owned publication in print from 1981-85 and 1995-97, working as an Art Director for a now-defunct advertising firm in between. In January of 1998 she had a vision that the Internet might just take off and put the publication -- now receiving over 1 million hits per month -- online.

Ms. Frost is also a Freelance Writer/Photographer for USTA Magazine, SMASH Magazine, Tennis Life, Racquet Sports Industry and Tennis Championships Magazine. She manages a College Tennis section for Tennis Magazine on She also volunteers on the USTA/Eastern College Tennis Committee and is passionate about promoting college tennis throughout the country. She helps organize and speaks at College Tennis Showcases to that end.

Marcia Frost is based in New York.

For interviews and speaking engagements, contact:
Liza Horan, Media Relations

What Others Are Saying
From the world No. 1 Men’s Doubles Team:
“We’ve felt a renewed interest in doubles the past few years and this book will help the great game even more. It is so well written and researched and it is loaded with good info. We love the dynamics of the team thing and it is captured so well by Marcia Frost in this work.”
- Bob Bryan

“I agree with Bob. We are getting great crowds at our matches and amazing support. By reading this book, people will gain more insights into why we think men’s, women’s, boys’, girls’ and mixed doubles gives tennis so much more width and breadth and can really help the growth and popularity of tennis. We say thanks to Marcia for doing such a great job on this fantastic book about our rich American doubles history.”

- Mike Bryan

From the College Coach of the Bryans and the McEnroes:

“Fans of professional doubles tennis know that matches have gotten more entertaining in recent years. Marcia Frost has scored a winner by getting into the hidden inner circles of the American doubles. The result is a close-up view that is intriguing, exciting and impossible to put down.“
- Dick Gould, Director of Tennis, Stanford University

From one of the World’s Best Doubles Coaches:
“At last -- a great book on doubles and the greatest teams who have played it. Marcia Frost has been one of our very best tennis writers for the past several years. She has done lots of homework and research and she presents doubles in a fun and entertaining way. Most people play and love doubles and they will love this book.”
- Coach Wayne Bryan, 2008 PTR Professional of the Year

From a Grand Slam event Doubles Champion:
“Marcia has been able to tell the American doubles story in clear detail. It is the very fabric of our success in Davis Cup over the last 100 years. Whenever the U.S. has dominated in Davis Cup it was our doubles that lead the way. The big singles names got the glory but it was the doubles point that other countries feared most. American doubles is who we are. Cutting and crossing, playing big shots at big times. America is about team in everything we do, school, business, family and the way we play doubles reflects that teamwork. Marcia Frost did a great job on the game that doesn’t get enough credit.”
- Luke Jensen, Syracuse University Coach, French Open Doubles Champion (1993) with brother Murphy

From the Tournament Director of the Australian Open:
"From Juniors through to college, Davis and Fed Cup, and the Grand Slams, this book is an enjoyable read and an excellent refl ection on the fantastic history of American doubles. Any fan of tennis will enjoy this passionate story about the great game of doubles."
- Craig Tiley, Director of Tennis Australia

From a Wimbledon and NCAA Doubles Winner:
“If you want to know about American doubles - it is in this book. It covers everything from A to Z. You will read more about American doubles than you ever knew before. It is a fun read.”
- JoAnne Russell, Former NCAA Doubles Winner and Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Champion

From a Coach of NCAA and Grand Slam Champions:
“Marcia’s meticulous research is evident in the intriguing trivia she provides throughout the book. Th is really showcases the strength of the American doubles performances during the Open era. Marcia has pulled together the why and how of this dominance and it is great to see the college game get some of the credit. “
- Brad Dancer, Coach, University of Illinois, former World TeamTennis and Professional Tour Coach and Fed Cup Coach

“The game of doubles is the signature element of college tennis, and one of the best kept secrets on the pro tour. Marcia Frost’s book brings much needed and insightful attention to all levels of doubles, from the juniors through the professional tours.”
- David Benjamin, Executive Director, Intercollegiate Tennis Association

“Marcia Frost has dug deep into a rarely-explored subculture of our sport and she’s found a ton. I enjoyed learning more about these incredible partnerships and the keys to doubles success.”
- Joel Drucker, Author, Jimmy Connors Saved My Life

“This is a thoroughly researched book on American doubles. It covers successful juniors, collegiate players and pros and provides a ‘who’s who’ in doubles. Great information about an often overlooked part of tennis. All this is provided in an easy to read format.”
- Paul Roetert, Executive Director, Player Development, USTA

“Marcia Frost is one of those rare individuals who is immersed in tennis in the purest way possible -- as a commentator and expert on junior tennis and doubles. She gets close to the heart of the game and can tell you how it beats.”
- Peter Bodo, Senior Editor, Tennis Magazine

“American Doubles showcases Marcia Frost’s depth of knowledge of American Tennis. Underlining this fascination comprehensive study on the successful history of American doubles is her passion for and devotion to junior and collegiate tennis.”
- Timon Corwin, Senior Director, USTA Junior Collegiate Competition

“American Doubles is a clean winner! Marcia Frost has given us an entertaining and educational insight into the game of choice for millions of tennis players around the world. A must read for pros and players of all levels!”
- Greg Moran, Bestselling Author, Tennis Beyond Big Shots

“Kudos to author Frost for a compilation of the American dominance of the great game of tennis doubles. Juniors on up thru the collegiate and pro ranks, American Doubles shares accurate history and great team chemistries with the reader.”
- Whitney Kraft , Director of Tennis, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

“Marcia gives us a wealth of knowledge on the history of doubles at all levels. A book every doubles player needs to have in their hand.”
- David Minihan, Author, Coaching Your Tennis Champion

“This book highlights the excitement of doubles play at all levels and is integral to vitalizing a fundamental format we all love to play.”
- Dan James, National Manager Wheelchair Tennis, USTA

“A book on America’s illustrious doubles heritage is long overdue. Marcia Frost chronicles our greatest doubles players, trends and controversies with verve and authority. Fascinating reading!”
- Paul Fein, Award-winning tennis writer and author of Tennis Confidential

“This book caters to any tennis player or fan that loves doubles and quests to learn more. It’s clear that author Marcia Frost not only knows American Doubles inside and out but also researched the topic to the extreme- something I should have done for my book.”
- Michael Kosta, comedian and author of “101 Tips For Winning More Tennis

For the Media

For interview with author, book excerpt, or print-ready images,
Liza Horan, Media Relations 212-682-6829 ;

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