Volley Balls

Author: Tara Lain

Publisher: Etopia Press

ISBN: 1936751488

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2077

Balls to the Wall Book One Two alpha males are better than one… David Underwood needs to go to AA--Alpha-lovers Anonymous. His last attraction to an alpha male got him into an abusive relationship, and now ogling two hot members of the Australian volleyball team on Laguna Beach gets him harassed yet again. But he can’t resist the allure of the delicious Gareth Marshall…even if the man isn’t gay. Australian Gareth Marshall needs to come out. A lifetime of hiding his orientation from his best friend and volleyball partner, Edge, as well as everyone else around him, has left him hurt and frustrated. When Gareth gets a load of David posing nude as the Michelangelo statue in the famous Laguna Pageant, he knows his days in the closet are numbered. And David is more than willing to help him take the first step out of the dark. But Gareth’s teammate, Edge, has secrets of his own, and David's ex-lover will never be happy without David under his thumb. With everything stacked against him, can a gay Laguna man find happiness with an alpha male--or two? Content note: contains gay romance, male/male love, and ménage elements Keywords: m/m/m, gay ménage, gay threesome, sports romance, Laguna Beach, beach romance, art dealer

Sports Injuries E-Book

A Unique Guide to Self-Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

Author: Malcolm T. F. Read,Paul Wade

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039780

Category: Medical

Page: 236

View: 2639

Sports Injuries provides an indispensable self-help guide to all the common injuries that occur. This book will help to quickly pinpoint the source of the injury, know which conditions you can treat yourself and when to visit an expert, stay fit and flexible during recovery, and encourage your body to heal faster. Easy-to-follow illustrations help you to locate the area of pain quickly then guide you through a range of simple self-diagnostic tests and medical options. Once the problem and course of care are determined, unique fitness ladders tell you what you can do to stay mobile and how to avoid further injury. Clear illustrations delineate the anatomical area, joint or muscle under consideration Highly templated format gives diagnosis, cause, treatment (self or medical) and training points for each injury Includes self-tests with diagrams to help pinpoint the specific injuries Provides training ladders for safe rehabilitation of injury

How To Improve At Football

Author: Tick Tock Books

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848988842

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 520

How to Improve at Football is a fantastic addition to this best-selling series of guides for sports enthusiasts and is specially designed to show you how to master your game and get maximum enjoyment from this sport. Study clear introductions to the rules and regulations of the sport, follow step-bystep photography to help you master difficult skills such as nutmegs and overhead kicks, and discover the right way to get fit and stay fit. How to Improve at Football does not promise instant success. It simply gives you the know-how to get on top of every aspect of your game. The How to Improve at... series is specially designed to show you how to master sports and get maximum enjoyment from them.Using a combination of easy to follow text, step-by-step photography and diagrams, difficult skills are made easy and taking part in sport becomes even more fun.

And Gazza Misses The Final

Author: Rob Smyth,Scott Murray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472111060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 7755

Classic World Cup clashes brought to life and re-evaluated by two of the writers of the popular Guardian minute-by-minute football blog. Watching each match in real time and reacting to the twists and turns of the action, Murray and Smyth bring you the real stories of the matches as they happened, not the highlights package or rose-tinted version. From the crowd swarming over the pitch moments before the Brazil-Uruguay classic of 1950 kicked off, to the dubious refereeing decisions that decided England's single triumph at Wembley, this is the history of the World Cup as you've never seen it before. As well as 30 classic moments from other matches, the games given a full report include: 1950 Uruguay v Brazil 1962 Chile v Italy 1966 England v Argentina England v West Germany 1970 England v West Germany Italy v West Germany Brazil v Italy 1974 West Germany v Holland 1978 Scotland v Holland 1982 Brazil v Italy West Germany v France 1986 England v Argentina France v Brazil 1990 England vs Cameroon England v West Germany 1994 Romania v Argentina 1998 Argentina v England 2006 Italy v Germany 2010 Spain v Holland

Rafa: My Story

Author: Rafael Nadal,John Carlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748129456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8594

The Sunday Times bestselling autobiography from the greatest tennis player of his generation No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He's a rarity in today's sporting arena - a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. Rapidly closing in on his friend and rival Roger Federer's record haul of 16 grand slam victories, Nadal is an extraordinary competitor whose ferocity on court is made even more remarkable by his grace off it. This book takes us to the heart of Nadal's childhood, his growth as a player, and his incredible career. It includes memorable highs and lows, from victory in the 2008 Wimbledon final - a match that John McEnroe called the 'greatest game of tennis ever played' - to the injury problems that have frequently threatened his dominance of the sport, to becoming the youngest player of the open era to complete a career Grand Slam in 2010. It transports us from Nadal's lifelong home on the island of Majorca to the locker room of Centre Court as he describes in detail the pressures of competing in the greatest tournament in the world. It offers a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes this intensely private person - who has never before talked about his home life - tick. And it provides us with a story that is personal, revealing and every bit as exciting as Nadal himself.

Nikola Tesla Research

Author: Health Research

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787304041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

View: 3523

The booklet contains the following articles: Tesla - A Great Inventor; Proceedings of the Radio Club of America, Inc. - Vol. 45, No. 2; Who Was Tesla?; Nikola Tesla, World's Greatest Engineer by Cmdr. E. J. Quinby, USN plus much other information.

The Spanish Soccer Coaching Bible

High School and College

Author: Laureano Ruiz

Publisher: Reedswain Inc.

ISBN: 1591640229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 418

View: 4267

Part 2 in the Spanish Coaching Bible Series covers high school, college and beyond. Laureano Ruiz is truly the guru of Spanish soccer. He has helped to develop some of the most highly skilled players in the world, including Ivan Helguera (Spain,Real Madrid), Ivan de la Pena (Spain, Lazio and as a coach at Barcelona had a huge influence on Hristo Stoichkov and even the great Johan Cruyff. This excellent book contains hundreds of drills and games, all clearly described with objectives and the appropriate age levels.


Author: Rafael Nadal,John Carlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401303927

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 3618

What makes a champion? What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? Rafael Nadal has the answers. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. It begins in Mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life. Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the Wimbledon 2008 final-described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen-to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career. With candor and intelligence, Nadal brings readers on his dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family. From RAFA: "During a match, you are in a permanent battle to fight back your everyday vulnerabilities, bottle up your human feelings. The more bottled up they are, the greater your chances of winning, so long as you've trained as hard as you play and the gap in talent is not too wide between you and your rival. The gap in talent with Federer existed, but it was not impossibly wide. It was narrow enough, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, for me to know that if I silenced the doubts and fears, and exaggerated hopes, inside my head better than he did, I could beat him. You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior. It's a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival."

On the Field with ... Julie Foudy

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316094110

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9817

The number one sports writer for kids presents a biography of Julie Foudy, who was a co-captain of the Gold Medal-winning U.S. women's Olympic soccer team in 1996 and played on the U.S. National Team that won the Women's World Cup in 1999. Photos.

Traitor's Blood

Book 1 of The Civil War Chronicles

Author: Michael Arnold

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848544057

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6053

Traitor's Blood, the first in The Civil War Chronicles, Michael Arnold's acclaimed series of historical thrillers, sees battle-scarred hero Captain Stryker, 'the Sharpe of the Civil War', confront his nemesis. 'Stands in comparison with the best of Cornwell' Yorkshire Post Once seen in the heat of battle, Captain Stryker is never forgotten. A hardened veteran of the wars in the Low Countries, he has come home to England to seek revenge on the man who left him for dead and scarred him for life. Stryker is driven by loyalty rather than conviction to serve King Charles's cause. He has no truck with aristocracy, preferring the company of a handful of trusted men, including sometime actor Lancelot Forreseter and his foul-mouthed sergeant, Skellen. But when the existence of a dangerous spy at the heart of the Royalist establishment is discovered, it is Stryker whom Prince Rupert chooses to capture the man before he realises the game is up. Lightly armed and with only a handful of men, Stryker must journey across a country riven by bitterness and beset by marauding bands of soldiers in a race against time. But unbeknown to Stryker, someone else is also closing in on his quarry, someone whom Stryker has sworn to kill: Captain Eli Makepeace, his nemesis, the man who nearly destroyed him . . .

101 Tennis Tips From A World Class Coach VOLUME 1

A Common Sense Approach to Tennis

Author: Harold Mollin

Publisher: MyPublishingCompany


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 1815

You will discover in the book great tips about tennis: technique/stroke production, tennis drills – stroke production, the mental side of the game, court strategies, singles play, doubles play, exercise/fitness drills and footwork drills. “101 Tennis Tips From A World Class Coach - A Common Sense Approach to Tennis” will give you tennis tips on: 1. Play On All Kind Of Surfaces 2. Quick Server - Learn What To Do With This Cheater 3. Every Shot… Every Way… Every Time 4. Close Close Close - And Know When!

Racket Wars

Guide Book To All The World's Racket Sports

Author: Leon Jackson Jr.

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483525724

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 177

View: 9100

Reference book listing all of the racket sports played around the world.

Squash Racquets: the Khan Game

Author: Hashim Khan,Richard E. Randall

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814314692

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 161

View: 9825

The champion Pakistani squash player briefly discusses his career and offers instruction on the serve and the stroke and combination shots

Racquetball for the Serious Player

Tips & Tactics to Build a Winning Game

Author: Charles Garfinkel

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 123

View: 1259

Recommends techniques for participants in racquetball tournaments for improving ball control, increasing concentration, and exploiting an opponent's weaknesses and discusses the choice of a racquetball coach