It's not a patch on the old John Barrett edited World of Tennis Yearbooks. It's mostly just a list of results and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. A quick glance at Jennifer Capriati's meagre biography has her winning the French title last year 11-9 in the last set, so that is not a good start for a statistical yearbook.
VERY DISAPPOINTED :(
Feb 16th, 2002, 12:29 PM
Mark ....i agree
its nothing too special
I thought it would be alot better, the way Joanne Sirman (editor) said to me there would be alot more coverage of the juniors ( Its less) they had individual reports of the 3 Junior Team events in each book now all the years coverage is on 3 pages.
the colored pages dont look good either.
Pics are a little better of the young aspiring pros.
I'd rather have the old book back....... wonder what happened between John Barrett and the ITF ???
Feb 16th, 2002, 01:28 PM
Oh no! I havent got my copy yet, but was really looking forward to it.
Does anyone know why they decided to discontinue the old book?
Feb 16th, 2002, 04:51 PM
Gosh-and I thought the quality of recent ITF yearbooks had declined even from the 80's, when they gave reports on tier one and two type events!