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.
Playing a sport is good exercise and fun, but playing the game is more fun for everyone when you know the rules of the game and how to be a good sport. Tennis is one of the most popular sports for both young and old alike. In this book, readers learn the history of the game, the rules of play and how to score in this fun and wacky racquet sport.