FAMOUS FIRSTS IN TENNIS by Joseph J. Cook

FAMOUS FIRSTS IN TENNIS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From invention (or consolidation) of tennis by a British Army officer in 1873, its introduction to the United States a year later, and the first world tournament at Wimbledon in 1877, Cook chronicles the establishment of cups and competitions, notes the increasing simplification of women's clothing, then settles down to routine, one-page sketches of randomly selected stars. Cook fills in with photos, but projects only the most superficial levels of the game.

Pub Date: Jan. 16th, 1978
Publisher: Putnam