Fifty-nine year-old tennis pro, Wally Wilson just wants his life easy. A U.S. Open champion who’s been banned from the tour because of age, he’s back teaching on a private court in the Silicon Valley burbs. No more facing down tall teens with big forehands, or his own creaky back. Instead, his days are spent telling venture lions and tech stars to watch the ball, bend their knees, and shut off their phones.
But when the family mini-van flatlines on a college visit road trip, and his agent promises ready cash for a two-day exhibition, he’s thrown neck-deep into a world of score-fixing, art forging, juiced octogenarians, and a coffee table book of naked pictures of his wife. Agreeing to one last money match seemed like a good idea. Wally never imagined it would cost him his chill. And make him cancel so many lessons.
About the Author
MARCUS PAUL COOTSONA is a tennis professional, lapsed playwright and the author of OCCAM'S RACQUET and the tennis novel, SLAMMIN'. He is also a contributor to Inside Tennis magazine. He lives in Northern California with his wife and a sublime, ridiculous dog. He is not a former Navy SEAL.