Levels of the Game (1969 Edition)

  • John McPhee’s celebrated Levels of the Game is a stroke-by-stroke breakdown of Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner’s 1968 match at Forest Hills. “McPhee has produced what is probably the best tennis book ever written. On the surface it is a joint profile of Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner, but underneath it is considerably more — namely, a highly original way of looking at human behavior…He proves his point with consummate skill and journalistic artistry. You are the way you play, he is saying. The court is life.” -Donald Jackson, Life

  • By John McPhee. Published September 1969 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. 160 pages.

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

Arthur Ashe stood at the nexus of sport, culture and politics, and exemplified the power of grace through his sportsmanlike approach to all on- and off-court matters. His tennis-related achievements were only a small part of his life’s story, paling in comparison to what he considered his most important endeavors: affecting social change and extending opportunity and dignity to all people.

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