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Tennis's Strangest Matches : Extraordinary but True Stories from over a Century of Tennis (Paperback)

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In this hugely entertaining collection of stories taken from over 100 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 game as you’ve never seen it before.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Humor
Series Title: Strangest
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Peter Seddon
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51551633
UPC: 9781910232958
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-5972
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