The Tennis Book

The Tennis Book

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Tennis

Book - 2016 | Revised edition.
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The Tennis Book is the pre-eminent single volume illustrated work of tennis reference, tracing the game from its relaxed beginnings as a pastime of the 1800s through to what has become the high energy, allaction global sport of the 21st century. This new and fully updated edition includes comprehensive chapters profiling the legends of the game and more than 150 top players, analysis of tennis's greatest matches, world famous tournaments and global development, as a well as extensive features on the politics, controversies and oddities of the game. Packed with more than 200 photographs and complete with a record of all Grand Slam winners, every player, every tournament and every issue of importance in the game of tennis is highlighted in detail in the book. Written by two of the game's leading authorities, The Tennis Book is the definitive work on world tennis, with every page an information packed celebration of one of the world's most exhilarating sports.

Publisher: London : Carleton, 2016.
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9781780978383
Branch Call Number: 796.342 Par 2016
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Wancke, Henry - Author


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Dec 16, 2016

An excellent book on the history of tennis, and how it has become a great modern game. The development of the rules and court dimensions are covered along with how modern major tournaments developed.

A must read for lovers of tennis.

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Apr 21, 2016

glenneaton thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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