Tennis's Strangest Matches : Extraordinary but True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Tennis, Paperback Book

Tennis's Strangest Matches : Extraordinary but True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Tennis Paperback

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

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
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  • Category: True stories
  • ISBN: 9781910232958

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