“Newk’s Legends” is a short-hand way to describe the week-long men-only tennis fantasy camp held once a year, for the past 24 years, at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas, north of San Antonio. The author, E.J. Kahn III, posted daily reports about his experiences at the camp in 2011 and his encounters with such Hall-of-Famers as John Newcombe, Roy Emerson, and Owen Davidson. His entertaining chronicle of the experience begins with Getting Ready For the “Zoo”.
About The Author
E.J. Kahn III—known to most as Terry—is an author, journalist, and, most recently, communications consultant. He has written Net Results with psychologist Jim Loehr, a book focused on junior tennis parenting and coaching, and co-authored the award-winning autobiography of New York police officer Steven MacDonald. As a consultant, he has worked in Washington and New York with—among others—the Postal Service, Colgate-Palmolive, the State Department, and the City of New York.
He lives with his wife Lesley in Manhattan and is a member of the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills. A former college lacrosse player, he first competed in USTA tournaments in 2009, when he was ranked 10th in the East and 67th nationally in the Men’s 60s.