Inside the secret world of tennis court-siding.
Brad Hutchins has been living a young bloke’s dream: getting paid to travel the world and watch sport. Sitting court-side on the pro tennis circuit, he uses his phone to transmit results to a gambling syndicate, taking advantage of the time delay in TV broadcasts to beat other online punters to the big pay-offs. His stories from life on the road capture the adventures and mishaps that come with following the world’s best tennis players and partying in a new country every week.
But like card counters in casinos, court-siders are despised by the tennis establishment. The more time Brad spends at tournaments, the harder it becomes for him to evade the security guards who are hell-bent on ejecting him from matches. The resulting cat-and-mouse chases will appeal to anyone who loves the roguish spirit of The Wolf of Wall Street or Catch Me If You Can.
Brad Hutchins spent his youth playing sports and travelling the world, before finding his dream job as a tennis trader. Born and raised in Brisbane, he has lived and worked in the UK and Canada, and now teaches primary school students on the Gold Coast. Game, Set, Cash! is his first book.