By Richard Williams

He’d set his brain to elevate of the best ladies champions in specialist tennis good ahead of they can even carry a racket. the daddy of Venus and Serena Williams had a grand plan for his daughters. The resource of his imaginative and prescient, the strategy at the back of his execution, and the basis of his indomitable spirit he held deepest. in the past. What he finds approximately his success—his tale of fight, decision, labor, and family—is advised within the pages of this inspiring memoir, Black and White: the way in which I See It.

Richard Williams, for the 1st time ever, stocks tales in regards to the poverty and violence of his formative years in Shreveport, Louisiana, within the 1940s—a existence which may have ended at the day he was once born due to indifference, racism, and cruelty have been it no longer for the energy of his mom and the kindness of a stranger. Williams’s mom was once his hero, simply as he grew to become a hero to Venus and Serena, who convey within the booklet the teachings he taught them and what sort of they love their much-criticized or even maligned father. His critics claimed that he used to be “in the way” of his daughters’ athletic good fortune, that he used to be “destroying his daughters’ advertising and marketing and ads abilities,” or even accused him of “abuse.”

Richard Williams describes a relations lifestyles held jointly by means of the rules that topic such a lot: braveness, self assurance, dedication, religion, and primarily, love.

“When you’re more youthful, as a feminine, you flock on your father. in case you become older, you’re towards your mom. I nonetheless believe particularly, quite on the subject of my father. . . . we have now a superb courting. there's an appreciation. there's a closeness as a result of what we’ve been via jointly, and a respect,” says Serena.

“Training begun early for my little ones, however it wasn’t in basic terms at the tennis courts. I used to take Venus and Serena to paintings with me so that they may well examine the significance of making plans, accountability, and a powerful paintings ethic, even at their early age,” Richard Williams writes. The self-made guy observed the worth of schooling and had the self-discipline to perform what he discovered. He went as far as to write down a plan for his family’s destiny ahead of his tennis champion daughters have been ever born.

Richard Williams has walked a protracted, tough, intriguing, and finally lucrative highway for seventy years, struggling with each hand raised opposed to him whereas elevating a loving kinfolk and of the best tennis avid gamers who ever lived.

Show description

Read or Download Black and White: The Way I See It PDF

Best sports books

World Wrestling Insanity: The Decline and Fall of a Family Empire

In an the place not anything is genuine and nobody truly wins or loses, the chances for manipulation are never-ending. The nepotism, backward common sense, and gear performs at the back of the realm Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) downfall are uncovered during this indictment of wrestling's first family members. An research of the McMahons' poorly written scripts discloses how nepotism and conceit have taken over their creativity, whereas enter from many recognized figures presents information at the advanced and probably never-ending net of manipulation that has resulted in such questionable behaviors as locker-room hazing and sexual indiscretions.

Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science

Activities enthusiasts have lengthy been desirous about boxing and the brutal demonstration of actual and mental clash. debts of the game seem way back to the 3rd millennium BC, and Greek and Roman sculptors depicted the athletic beliefs of the traditional period within the kind of boxers. at this time, boxers similar to Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson, Oscar De los angeles Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World's Greatest Sport

Fear and Loathing in l. a. Liga is the definitive heritage of the best competition in global recreation: FC Barcelona vs. actual Madrid. It’s Messi vs. Ronaldo, Guardiola vs. Mourinho, the state opposed to the kingdom, freedom combatants vs. Franco’s fascists, plus majestic targets and spell binding abilities. It’s the simplest groups in the world going head-to-head. It’s greater than a video game. It’s a warfare. It’s El Clásico.

Only, it’s no longer relatively that straightforward. Spanish football professional and historian Sid Lowe covers a hundred years of contention, athletic good looks, and excellence. worry and Loathing in l. a. Liga is a nuanced, revisionist, and brilliantly trained historical past that is going past game. Lowe weaves jointly this tale of the competition with the historical past and tradition of Spain, emphasizing that it's “never approximately simply the football. ” With unique stories and striking anecdotes, he's taking us inside of this epic conflict, together with the injuries left through the Civil warfare, Madrid’s golden age within the fifties after they received 5 ecu cups, Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona Dream workforce, the doomed Galáctico test, and Luís Figo’s “betrayal. ”

By exploring the background, politics, tradition, economics, and language—while by no means forgetting the drama at the field—Lowe demonstrates the connection among those football giants and divulges the real tale at the back of their explosive rivalry.

Liiterary Awards
William Hill activities booklet of the yr Nominee (2013)

This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon

This can be Your mind on activities is the booklet for activities lovers trying to find a deeper figuring out of the video games they watch and the folks who play them.   activities Illustrated govt editor and bestselling writer L. Jon Wertheim groups up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild experience into the interior international of activities.

Extra resources for Black and White: The Way I See It

Example text

Jaedon is a fireplug winger who plays the game at high level and competes every night. Jaedon is not overly big but has a solid frame. He’s strong for his size but will need to add some muscle in the coming years. An above average skater with quick feet and good speed allows him to pull away from defenders and win races to the loose pucks. Jaedon never stops moving. He uses his quickness to pressure the puck carrier and force turnovers. He can find the open ice to make himself a scoring option.

Chase has a 3 shot arsenal and can put the puck on net quickly, but needs to add some strength to his shot. Chase is very dangerous offensively with or without the puck. He uses his strong instincts to compete in all areas and plays much bigger than his size. Without the puck, Chase shows a good understanding of how the play is developing and will make good choices to force his opponent into making a play. He is tenacious on the backcheck where he has developed good instincts in stripping opponents off the puck.

Daniel has the potential to eventually turn into a solid OHL defenseman who contributes offensively, and hopefully improves defensively. However, we don’t expect him to be selected at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. SEASON LEAGUE GAMES GOALS ASSISTS PPG PIM HP RANKING NR DeAngelo, Anthony RD – Sarnia Sting (OHL) – 5’11” 167 Due to his late birthdate, Anthony is now in his third OHL season, and is among the highest producing offensive defensemen over the past two seasons in all of junior hockey let alone the OHL.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 30 votes