- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd; Reprint edition (10 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780970129
- ISBN-13: 978-1780970127
- Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 23.1 x 2.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 492,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Tennis Book: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Tennis Hardcover – 10 May 2012
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the pre-eminent single volume illustrated work of Tennis reference --Sports Trader magazine --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
The late John Parsons was a highly respected writer and broadcaster who covered tennis for more than 30 years. He wrote The Official Wimbledon Annual for 20 years and was awarded the Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award for his writing in 1998. Henry Wancke, a personal friend and former colleague of John's, is the editor of Tennis Today magazine and the Secretary of the Association of British Tennis Writers.
Top Customer Reviews
However, I do have a few comments and queries and I would say the writers and publishers were in too much hurry to print - they missed some exceptional events this summer - the whole of the Olympics, Federer's 7th Wimbledon, the British Jonathan Marray winning the Wimbledon doubles, but also they were very careless on the dust cover.
First of all and in my view the most important: You want to sell a book on TENNIS.... yes, a view of Wimbledon Centre court makes a beautiful front cover but if you are featuring any players be sure the great Federer, arguable the greatest player of all time and the most popular player on the Tennis circuit for years and still playing at the top, is there. Also it's well known that Federer is a worldwide icon famous way beyond the tennis tour. So either have no players on the cover, or make sure Federer is there. Fancy ignoring him of all people for the cover. Unbelievable. What a bomber.
This dust cover features the following: on the front, Centre Court Wimbledon and I am certain the two players shown are Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic so I imagine this is the final 2011. Few but tennis afficionadoes would recognise the players from such a distance and perhaps the decision was just to feature the latest Wimbledon final so far, fair enough - but how much better if it had been 2012 final Federer vs Murray - this way you'd include the greatest player of all time and also the first British player since before World War 2 to reach the Wimbledon final.Read more ›
This book has a lot to read but if u want to see any records tables in it u will be dissapointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
lovelypresentation. Good coverage of the game through the yearsPublished on 3 Oct. 2014 by margaret orr
a book which is full of relevant information for the tennis buff my wife loves the books setup particularly on the pro files of the playersPublished on 28 July 2013 by bill
This was bought for our tennis mad son who says it is a great book for reading through or dipping into.Very good value.Published on 11 May 2013 by Val P