Gunterman’s ‘Tennis Made Easy’ Released

July 27, 2010

NEW YORK – New Chapter Press has announced the release of TENNIS MADE EASY, a tennis instructional book written by noted instructor Kelly Gunterman.

Accessible and concise, TENNIS MADE EASY ($19.95, is an informative paperback guide that offers sensible and simple instruction, explained in a clear, jargon-free format, drawn from 30 years of tennis coaching. Effective for tennis players of all levels, this workbook includes a wealth of tactics, strategies, and definitions that is perfectly suited for beginners to the sport. Integrating productive and enjoyable practice drills, a wide range of topics are explored—gripping the racket, perfecting your serve, positioning, pressuring the opponent, and how to play singles or doubles. Clear information on choosing equipment and deciding what to pack in a tennis bag is also included.

“Tennis is the ultimate sport for fitness, fun and socialization and Tennis Made Easy is the perfect guide to steer players through this sport for a lifetime,” said Gunterman. “Tennis Made Easy was written to help beginners and intermediate players get a better grasp on their game and make tennis simple. I know that advanced players will also find the book helpful as it serves as a reminder not to overcomplicate playing this great sport.”

Gunterman is a USPTA-certified tennis instructor who has trained more than 20,000 people during a 30-year career. Currently the Director of Tennis at the Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Fla., he founded the Gunterman Tennis Schools in 1991, which have been listed in the “Top 25 Adult Tennis Schools in North America” by Tennis Magazine. A graduate of Austin Peay State University and the former long-time Director of Tennis at the Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont, he is also the founder of Tennis without Borders, a not-for-profit organization that offers scholarships and assistance with school fees to young tennis students in developing countries. He lives in Fernandina Beach, Florida, and is also the tournament director for two USTA Futures events in northern Florida.

TENNIS MADE EASY is published by New Chapter Press – also the publisher of “Roger Federer: Quest for Perfection” by Rene Stauffer, “The Bud Collins History of Tennis” by Bud Collins, “The Education of a Tennis Player” by Rod Laver with Bud Collins, “Acing Depression: A Tennis Champion’s Toughest Match” by Cliff Richey with Hilaire Richey Kallendorf, “Jan Kodes: A Journey To Glory From Behind The Iron Curtain” by Jan Kodes, “Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games” by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli, “The Lennon Prophecy” by Joe Niezgoda, “Bone Appetit, Gourmet Cooking For Your Dog” by Susan Anson, “The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle” by Stewart Wolpin, “People’s Choice Cancun – Travel Survey Guidebook” by Eric Rabinowitz and “Weekend Warriors: The Men of Professional Lacrosse” by Jack McDermott, among others. Founded in 1987, New Chapter Press is an independent publisher of books and part of the Independent Publishers Group. More information can be found at