Tennis's Strangest Matches

ISBN: 9781910232958 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2016 Autor: Peter Seddon Editură: Portico Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 256 Stoc: La comandă

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The most extraordinary events ever to occur on a tennis cour 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, and a player who played an entire match while carrying someone piggy-back.

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.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Peter Seddon
Data Publicarii
2016
Editura
Portico
Inaltime
19.7
Latime
12.7
Grosime
1.8
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
256
Bic
BT, WSBX, WSJR2, BT, WSBX, WSJR2
Greutate
252
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