The Tennis Book: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Tennis

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Written by two of the game's leading authorities, The Tennis Book is the definitive work on one of the world's most exhilarating sports. Loaded with over 200 photographs, this comprehensive volume traces tennis from its aristocratic beginnings in the 1800s to the high-energy, all-action global sport of today. With profiles of court legends, insightful analysis of the greatest matches, and an in-depth look at the politics, controversies, and oddities of the game, The Tennis Book serves up an unmatched collection ...
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Overview

Written by two of the game's leading authorities, The Tennis Book is the definitive work on one of the world's most exhilarating sports. Loaded with over 200 photographs, this comprehensive volume traces tennis from its aristocratic beginnings in the 1800s to the high-energy, all-action global sport of today. With profiles of court legends, insightful analysis of the greatest matches, and an in-depth look at the politics, controversies, and oddities of the game, The Tennis Book serves up an unmatched collection of aces.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780970127
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 583,355
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Writer and broadcaster John Parsons covered tennis for more than 30 years. He wrote The Official Wimbledon Annual for 20 years and was awarded the Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award for his writing in 1998.

Henry Wancke is the editor of Tennis Today magazine and the Secretary of the Association of British Tennis Writers.

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