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The Classic Guide to Tennis

Series: The Classic Guide to ...

Publication Date15th June 2014

Book FormatHardback

pages224

Illustrations30

Height198

Width124

A fascinating insight into tennis at the turn of the century from one of the early champions of the game.
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ISBN
9781445641188

In 1872, the world’s first tennis club was founded in Leamington Spa. The world’s oldest tennis tournament, the Wimbledon Championships, was first played in London in 1877. These first Championships culminated in a debate on how to standardise the rules of the sport as it evolved.


John Moyer Heathcote was one of those who devised the original rules of lawn tennis, and he is also credited with inventing the cloth covering for the tennis ball. An amateur tennis champion until 1882, he wrote one of the very first manuals of the sport. The Classic Guide to Tennis instructs the budding tennis player in how to become a master of the game.

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