New Book Reveals Mysterious Life of a College Athlete

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Co-authors Greg Kleiner and Georgie Mills reveal behind-the-scenes drama of athletes on scholarship, their constant struggle for balance, and dilemmas beyond the court

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Tennis player Justine Henin once said, “I'm not afraid of anyone, but sometimes I'm afraid of myself.” Sometimes, an athlete can find their greatest opponent on the same side of the net.

In Strings, co-authors Greg Kleiner and Georgie Mills take readers behind-the-scenes of a college tennis team journey through a year of training, study, competition, relationships and the mysterious life of a student athlete. This fictional novel is a book of social revelation, a character story that casts a revealing light on the trials and triumphs of life as a college tennis player.

This is the coming-out tale of a group of tennis players with short skirts and issues for miles. Dealing with self-identity, relationships, love, sex, conviction, temptation, turmoil and inner strength, the ladies introduced in Strings will get under your skin and make you fall in love with the forbidden mystery that is their reality.

Drawn together by scholarships and exceptional academic and athletic opportunities, eight young women, each with a distinct personality and background, represent the same team and fight for a common triumph. On the court they are a united force, capable, fit and fiercely competitive. Off the court they are human.

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About the Authors
Born in New Jersey, Greg Kleiner has been a highly ranked USTA tennis player for the last 30 years. He coached college and high school tennis and is currently the director of tennis at his local country club in Flagstaff, AZ. Greg is married and has two children.

Georgie Mills is a 28 year old from Tasmania, Australia. At the age of 18 she was offered a tennis scholarship to attend college in the United States. During her college years, Georgie trained and worked as a tennis coach and refined an affinity for social pursuits. In 2009, Georgie returned to Australia and now resides in Sydney.

STRINGS * by Greg Kleiner and Georgie Mills
Publication Date: January 17, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 340 pages; 978-1-4797-2227-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 340 pages; 978-1-4797-2228-0

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