Tenniss Strangest Matches

Seddon, Peter

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A quirky collection of true stories from the stranger side of tennis, including players on piggyback, a game conducted in full regimental dress, and a Wimbledon final between a tea-drinking vicar and a convicted murderer.

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Description

In this hugely entertaining collection of stories taken from over a hundred years of world tennis history, award-winning sports historian Peter Seddon has gathered together the most extraordinary events ever to occur on a tennis court. They include the Wimbledon final between the tea-drinking vicar and a convicted murderer, and the ‘Match of the Century’ between the ‘Women’s Libber’ and the ‘Male Chauvinist Pig’. There are matches played on board ship and on the wings of an airborne plane, a game played in full regimental dress, and meet the player who rated himself so highly he played an entire match while carrying someone ‘piggy-back’. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true.

Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of tennis fanatics, this book is a unique look at the curiosities of an endlessly popular sport, revealing the ‘strawberries and cream’ game as you’ve never seen it before.

Word count: 45,000

Additional information

Weight 240 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 17 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition

Revised edition

Dewey

796.342 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K