Historical Dictionary of Tennis (Historical Dictionaries of by John Grasso

By John Grasso

The activity of tennis has been performed in a single shape or one other for greater than 800 years. it could actually hint its roots to video games performed via clergymen within the twelfth century. over the years the sport has developed from one during which the ball was once struck with the arms to the fashionable online game during which rackets are used to propel the ball in way over one hundred fifty miles according to hour. From the game of the elite to the game performed by way of elite athletes, tennis has grown immensely long ago one hundred thirty five years and it continues to be one of many few wearing pursuits that's performed widely through humans of every age and all nationalities.

The Historical Dictionary of Tennis provides a entire heritage of the sport via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photographs, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on areas, groups, terminology, and folks, together with Arthur Ashe, Björn Borg, Don Budge, Chris Evert, Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Suzanne Lenglen, John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal, Martina Navratilova, and invoice Tilden. Appendixes of the participants of the overseas Tennis corridor of popularity, the main Championships of Tennis, and the Olympic video games are integrated. This publication is a wonderful entry aspect for college kids, researchers, and somebody desirous to recognize extra approximately tennis.

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