DURHAM, N.C. - The phenomenon of American success in doubles is chronicled in American Doubles, which debuted at the NCAA Championships held at the University of Tulsa. The book, written by tennis journalist Marcia Frost, explores the United States' doubles prowess from the successes of such legends as Billie Jean King and Stan Smith to today's top-ranked men's doubles players Bob and Mike Bryan. Numerous Duke players are referenced in the publication.
"Duke University is well-represented in American Doubles... the Trials... the Triumphs... the Domination," said Frost. "Players discussed include former player and current men’s coach Ramsey Smith, as well as past players Stephen Amritraj, Ansley Cargill, Kristin Cargill and Jonathan Stokke. The Duke University athletic Web site is also mentioned in the reference section."
American Doubles is packed with touching stories of how some players conceded a chance at singles stardom to preserve ties with a doubles partner, how sibling pairings are tough to beat, and how Americans thrive in a team environment. Readers will learn that the success of Americans in the doubles game runs deep—at the junior and college levels, wheelchair tennis, mixed doubles, World TeamTennis and the pro tours.
Frost is a longtime journalist, based in New York, who started covering tennis in 1981. Her work includes editing and writing for CollegeAndJuniorTennis.com, Tennis.com, USTA magazine, Smash Magazine, Tennis Life, Racquet Sports Industry and Tennis Championships magazine. She volunteers on the USTA/Eastern college tennis committee and speaks at college showcases.
American Doubles, published by Mansion Grove House, runs over 200 pages with photographs and is available on AmericanDoublesBook.net, Amazon.com, BN.com and at Barnes & Noble and other fine book shops. A 10 percent discount to Duke friends is being offered with the use of coupon code "NCAA" at AmericanDoublesBook.net.