Game Changer: My Tennis Life

Author(s): Paul McNamee

Sports & Recreation

Paul McNamee is a legendary figure in Australian tennis. From his early days as a talented Melbourne teenager, McNamee became a top international player, conquering Wimbledon and the Australian Open with his doubles partner, Peter McNamara. Along the way he shared a court with such luminaries as Rod Laver, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Just as important have been his contributions to the evolution of the sport: as the driving force behind the Hopman Cup and the reinvention of the Australian Open, and as a coach. This is his story-candid, compelling and insightful-of an ever-changing life in tennis.

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* National author tour on publication * Extract to run in Sunday papers nationally * Television interviews on programs such as Channel 10's The Project, Channel 9's Worldwide of Sports, Channel 7's Sunrise and ABCTV's News 24 Breakfast and One Plus One * National radio interviews on programs such as Radio National's Life Matters * Interviews in the Age, West Australian, Adelaide Advertiser, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and Hobart Mercury * Interviews on local ABC radio around the country and on commercial stations such as 3AW, 2UE, 4BC, 6PR, 5AA, Triple M Breakfast, Gold FM * Review coverage in magazines such as Inside Sport, Men's Health and GQ * Review coverage across tabloid and broadsheet newspapers * An excellent Christmas gift and beach read * Wide appeal to fans of memoir, sports and business/management books * Major retail promotions-including two competitions for flights, accommodation and centre court tickets to attend Australian Open night sessions with Paul McNamee in row D, courtside * Consumer competitions via social media, including the chance to win a tennis lesson with Paul McNamee (coach of the 2013 Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles champion) * Major social media campaign including dedicated Twitter and FB competitions * Online advertising campaign on media and sports sites, and on Facebook, throughout December * Airport lightwall advertising campaign * Window display materials available-email shalini.kunahlan@textpublishing.com.au for posters * Major budget for promotions in Christmas catalogues and Summer Reading Guides * Giveaways via tennis and general sports publications * Author will be doing stock-signings in bookshops in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne-with more to come (email shalini.kunahlan@textpublishing.com.au to request) * Promotions through Text's newsletters * Banner advertising and landing page features on Text Publishing and eretail sites

Paul McNamee AM is the only player to have changed from a one-handed to a two-handed backhand midcareer. He became the Australian number one in singles, reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open, and in doubles won five Grand Slam titles and held the world number-one ranking. He is credited with invigorating the Australian Open, positioning it as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific and instigating the night final-the highest rating show in Australian television history. As co-founder of the Hopman Cup, Paul helped turn the tournament into a prestigious international event. He is a professorial fellow at Monash University.

General Fields

  • : 9781922147387
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : October 2013
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul McNamee
  • : Paperback
  • : 2013
  • : 256