Yippee, The Book is Out
The two plus year process of serializing Around the World in Fifty Courts and then publishing it came to fruition on the release date, November 1, 2022. Shortly after, it was celebrated in a back-and-forth book chat with HRH the Earl of Wessex in conjunction with the opening of Westwood Court Tennis.
Readers of Pundificator.com are generally familiar with the story but hundreds of comments on the website have been incorporated into the book itself.
If you’d like to order a copy, Here is how you do so. Email Kathryn McNicoll at Ronaldson Publications (email@example.com) and give her your mailing address and credit card information. Expect to be charged £35 plus postage.
Just what the court tennis player in your life wants for Christmas.
Upcoming book chat stops include:
- December 7, 2022 — National Tennis Club, Newport, RI
- December 8, 2022 — Racquet & Tennis Club, New York, NY
- December 15, 2022 — Racquet Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
- A book tour of clubs in England is planned for the Spring of 2023
If you would like to host an event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a recent flight to Chicago for a book chat, I noticed some of my fellow travelers in the airport were already lost in thought.
Hakan N Lonaeus, November 20, 2022 at 9:52 pm said:
Haven Pell, November 20, 2022 at 10:34 pm said:
Thank you Hakan
Andrew Gould, November 20, 2022 at 10:01 pm said:
Looking forward to the Australian leg already!
Haven Pell, November 20, 2022 at 10:35 pm said:
As am I, let’s get Sydney built.
Matt Fraidin, November 20, 2022 at 10:59 pm said:
Congratulations on the feat of the visits and the feat of the writing! By the way, I’ll be in Sydney from February to May and would love to connect with members of the RT community while I’m there. Would appreciate any introductions you can provide.
Haven Pell, November 21, 2022 at 6:26 am said:
Matt, I will put together a couple of intros. Will you be going to Melbourne, Hobart and Ballarat too?
Chip Oat, November 20, 2022 at 10:07 pm said:
Haven Pell, November 20, 2022 at 10:35 pm said:
Steven Park, November 20, 2022 at 10:40 pm said:
Congratulations on your Herculean effort!! No small feat and no doubt, will be appreciated by all who love the games!!
Haven Pell, November 20, 2022 at 10:45 pm said:
Thank you Steven. Much appreciated
Jim Schutze, November 20, 2022 at 11:26 pm said:
Congratulations! You are using these years very well!
Haven Pell, November 21, 2022 at 6:29 am said:
Thank you Jim, as are you.
Louis Jebb, November 21, 2022 at 3:00 am said:
Congratulations, Haven. What an achievement.
Hope to see you during your spring tour of England.
Haven Pell, November 21, 2022 at 6:33 am said:
As do I. Maybe that will be the moment for a visit to Lambay? I could then take it out of the chapter called “Unplayed and Unplayable.”
Louis Jebb, November 21, 2022 at 6:47 am said:
It would be great to get you to Lambay.
Please let me have your northern European dates once they firm up; and we could make a plan.
Haven Pell, November 21, 2022 at 7:00 am said:
Likely April and May. I will let you know
email@example.com, November 21, 2022 at 4:06 am said:
Well done Haven.
See you in 2023 ….. bring copies
Haven Pell, November 21, 2022 at 6:38 am said:
Thanks Richard, I hope Kathryn McNicoll will send them around from Ronaldson Publications.
John Austin Murphy, November 21, 2022 at 6:08 am said:
Haven, I am having a bit of surgery on December 7th, so I will not be able to attend the book chat at the National Tennis Club on that date. I will order a copy and hope you can sign and leave it with Wayne Davies to deliver to me.
Haven Pell, November 21, 2022 at 6:42 am said:
Please be in touch with Wayne to preorder. Sorry to miss you. Hope it goes well.
Brad Hildt, November 21, 2022 at 6:44 am said:
Congratulations Haven! Quite a journey from the days of Big Cats vs. Propellers – this is a great accomplishment!
Haven Pell, November 21, 2022 at 6:57 am said:
Thanks Brad. I still deserve the “Straneglove” nickname.
Peter W Bragdon, November 21, 2022 at 8:04 am said:
Your fan base, Haven, might not realize that you peaked in 1962 when you went up the middle in OT to score the game-winning and Championship winning goal for the mighty Isthmian First Hockey Club at St. Paul’s — affectionately known as the “Doormats.” The journey of you and your teammates to this pinnacle in the hockey world should occupy the attention of your next literary chapter. Congratulations on completing this initial literary chapter — enjoy your well-deserved book tour.
Haven Pell, November 22, 2022 at 7:22 am said:
Thanks Pete, that game and noir coaching have been big contributors to my later life
Rufus Botzow, November 21, 2022 at 9:10 am said:
Congratulations, Haven. Your energy, enthusiasm and productivity provide a fine prescription for how to stay young. Enjoy your tour. Can.you take the bicycle along?
Haven Pell, November 22, 2022 at 7:19 am said:
Thank you Rufus. The bike does go most places too. On a seasonal basis of course
Arthur Drane Jr, November 21, 2022 at 2:02 pm said:
Haven, attending the opening of Westwood was wonderful! An added bonus was the release of your book. Thank you for taking us along your incredibly unique pilgrimage around the globe. Both the history and your personal experiences make for great reading. Continued success! , Arthur
Haven Pell, November 22, 2022 at 7:14 am said:
Thank you Arthur, I was really glad to see you at the opening
Kate B Perkins, November 21, 2022 at 4:41 pm said:
Well done, Haven! I’m proud of you! Congratulations 🙌 🎊 👍 !!! xo
Haven Pell, November 22, 2022 at 7:11 am said:
Thank you Kate
Oakley Brooks, November 21, 2022 at 7:51 pm said:
A wonderful and cheerful read. Should be under every Christmas tree. I hear Lord Aberdare is calling from the grave for a copy!
Haven Pell, November 22, 2022 at 7:09 am said:
Thank you Oakley. I was glad you made it to the opening.
graeme bradfield, November 21, 2022 at 8:46 pm said:
well done Haven
next time i see you in Aust i will ask for you to autograph my copy if ok?
Haven Pell, November 22, 2022 at 7:05 am said:
Graeme, I will be happy to
Nigel Pendrigh, November 22, 2022 at 7:11 am said:
Very Well done Haven
I’ve ordered and I hope to get the book this week 🙂
If so, I will have to accidentally show it off at the Leamington Doubles weekend this weekend
Haven Pell, November 22, 2022 at 7:25 am said:
Thank you Nigel, that will fuel up interest for the Spring book tour in England
Nigel Pendrigh, November 23, 2022 at 3:15 pm said:
The book has arrived within only 36 hours and it is gorgeous!
Haven Pell, December 24, 2022 at 10:12 am said:
Nigel. Glad you like it
Armand Gilbert, November 22, 2022 at 11:39 am said:
In a world filled with tweets posted by actual twits. I think it is wonderful to see you adapting your considerable literary and intellectual skills to something as wonderfully prosaic as a traditional book. Hardbound too no less. Lovely.
Stephen Alexandre, December 23, 2022 at 10:21 pm said:
Thank you for your delightful writing – it’s been fun to follow your journey as a person new to the game of Court Tennis. Kathryn’s email does not appear to be working – is there a better contact to reach out to for those interested in your book? Thanks again!
Haven Pell, December 24, 2022 at 10:11 am said:
Thank you for this very kind comment. I will help you to get a copy of the book.