SWEET, SWEET ADDICTION: Pain and Pleasure of a Tennis Playing Family by George Newton
THE BOOK WAS A FEATURED SELECTION AT THE FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR 2018 HELD IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY IN OCTOBER, 2018.
Sweet, Sweet Addiction relates the story of a family man driven by his passion to learn tennis at an age when most professional players retire. The author was 33 when he found the game of tennis. He plunged into the sport and pursued it as if he was addicted. He dealt with the difficulty of balancing tennis practice against the demands of domestic and professional life.
The book tells the story of the progression and development of this tennis family. The senior Newton advanced through years of competition to National and International levels. His wife, Rosanna evolved to become his main cheerleader, score-keeper and “coach”. His sons Geoff and Greg obtained athletic University scholarships for tennis.
The book concludes with the author changing careers from education to sports. He follows his passion and becomes a certified instructor. Consequently, he motivates hundreds of players to enjoy the sport. The book appeals to adults (no matter their age) to pursue their passion aggressively and live a fulfilled life.