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The International Tennis Federation: A Century of Contribution to Tennis

Written by Chris Bowers, Edited by Emily Forder-White

  • March 26, 2013
  • Hardcover
  • Sports & Recreation - Tennis
  • Rizzoli
  • 9 x 12
  • $60.00
  • $65.00
  • 978-0-8478-3990-2

About This Book

A lively retelling of the history of tennis, using never-before-published photographs and rare memorabilia. For all fans of tennis, this lavish edition features all the highlights of the game as it developed from the early traditions of lawn tennis to the wildly popular spectator sport of today, including notorious matches; the advances in technology and physical standards for players; the politics of tennis as impacted by world events; and the legends of the game, who have influenced players at the grassroots level. Full-color action shots by the sport’s top photographers are accompanied by an impressive collection of archival photographs and memorabilia. One of the few comprehensive and beautifully produced books on tennis, this volume will become an instant classic and an important addition to any collection of sports books.

About the Author

The International Tennis Federation is the world-governing body of tennis. Chris Bowers is a commentator for BBC Radio Five Live/BBC World and Eurosport and is a regular writer for The Times, The Observer, and The Independent. Covering global tennis since 1992, he is the author of The Game of Tennis and Roger Federer: The Greatest.

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