The cutest kids tennis book, SIGNED by author Marissa Irvin Gould! (former WTA player and Junior Grand Slam Champion).
Softcover, 27 pages. Best for ages 11 and under.
Take your little tennis star on a magical ride to the US Open, Wimbledon, the French Open (Roland-Garros), and the Australian Open without ever getting on a plane, standing in a queue, or stamping your passport. A Magical Racquet Ride: Journey to the Four Grand Slam Tournaments of Tennis will make any reader, both young and old, fall in love with tennis for the first time, or all over again!
Marissa is a California native, a mother of three, an elementary school teacher, and a former professional tennis player on the WTA tour. During her tennis career, she competed in twenty-two Grand Slam events and notched wins over players who reached number one in the world including Justine Henin, Anastasia Myskina, Dinara Safina, and Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario. She holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University where she was also an NCAA Champion, PAC-10 Champion, 4-Time All-American, Academic All-American, and the winner of the Honda Award for the Nation's top female collegiate athlete in her sport. Following her tennis career, Marissa decided to turn her attention to her other passions: children and education. She earned a Master's degree in Education from Pepperdine University and a California Teaching Credential. As an educator, she has taught kindergarten and third grade.