Tennis themed reads

   Wimbledon is now in full swing and what better time to encourage youngsters to take up this popular sport. For readers of my sporting duo Ron and Ren in Two for Tennis here are my top picks for tennis themed reads.

Frances Lincoln Books publish the Little People Big Dream series for four to seven year olds and feature tennis players Billie Jean King and Evonnne Goolagong and their inspiring stories and challenges to reach the top. Welbeck Children’s books feature Raducanu Rules as part of their sports superstars series and for a more light-hearted touch there is Alice the Tennis Fairy and her magic racquet in the Rainbow Fairies collection. Older readers can enjoy the children’s classic Tennis Shoes by Noel Streatfeild about a tennis mad family of sisters.