Wimbledon: The Official History

Wimbledon: The Official History

by John Barrett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909534230
Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Pages: 568
Sales rank: 285,384
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

JOHN BARRETT has spent a lifetime in tennis in a variety of roles. Educated at University College School and St John’s College, Cambridge, he combined a 37-year career in the sports industry with an active life as a player, writer and broadcaster.
The tennis correspondent of the Financial Times from 1963– 2006, for many he became the ‘Voice of Wimbledon’ during his 36 years with BBC Television until his retirement in 2006. During that period he worked extensively for overseas broadcasters in Australia, the United States, Canada and Hong Kong. In 2007 he was awarded an MBE for services to sports broadcasting, and in July 2014 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
He is a Vice-President of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club where he has been a member since 1955. Ranked nationally between 1952 and 1970, he was a member of British Davis Cup teams for two years and later captained the team for four years. He competed at The Championships 19 times between 1950 and 1970 and for 12 years he served on the Club Committee and the Joint Championships’ Committee.
He has contributed widely to tennis publications over the years and is the author of books on racket sports and coaching. He also collaborated with his old friend, Dan Maskell, on two editions of the broadcaster’s autobiography.
His monument to the game is the annual World of Tennis, which he contributed to and edited for 33 years until its last edition in 2001.
He is married to the 1961 Wimbledon champion Angela Mortimer and they live a stone’s throw from the All England Club in Wimbledon.

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