Tennis's Strangest Matches : Extraordinary but True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Tennis Paperback
by Peter Seddon
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
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, black and white illustrations
- Publisher: Pavilion Books
- Publication Date: 09/06/2016
- Category: True stories
- ISBN: 9781910232958
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