My Aces, My Faults

Nick Bollettieri, Author, Dick Schaap, With HarperCollins Publishers $25 (346p) ISBN 978-0-380-97306-4
The Bollettieri Tennis and Sports Academy in Bradenton, Fla., has produced world-class tennis players Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and Mary Pierce and, in the case of Boris Becker, revitalized the career of a former star. In this captivatingly gossipy autobiography written with Schaap (Instant Replay), Bollettieri tells how he became the world's best tennis coach (his assessment) and how he winged it as an expert until he actually became one. He reveals details of his dealings with the difficult adolescence of Agassi, the grasping family of Seles and the unpleasant father of Pierce. And Bollettieri does not attempt to gloss over his own failings, conceding that he may have pushed some very young players too hard too fast and that he should not have broken off his relationship with Agassi. A revealing book. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1996
Release date: 09/01/1996
Paperback - 346 pages - 978-0-380-78723-4
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