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Author Grasso, John.

Title Historical dictionary of tennis / John Grasso
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (419 pages)
Series Historical dictionaries of sports
Historical dictionaries of sports.
Contents Editor's Foreword; Preface; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Appendix A: International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductees; Appendix B: Wimbledon Champions; Appendix C: United States National/Open Champions; Appendix D: French National/Open Champions; Appendix E: Australian Championships/Open Champions; Appendix F: Davis Cup Champions; Appendix G: Wightman Cup Champions; Appendix H: Federation Cup Champions; Appendix I: Olympic Games Champions; Bibliography; About the Author
Summary The sport of tennis has been played in one form or another for more than 800 years. It can trace its roots to games played by monks in the 12th century. Through the years the game has evolved from one in which the ball was struck with the hands to the modern game in which rackets are used to propel the ball in excess of 150 miles per hour. From the sport of the elite to the sport played by elite athletes, tennis has grown immensely in the past 135 years and it remains one of the few sporting pastimes thatis played extensively by people of all ages and all nationalities. The Historical Diction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Tennis -- History -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0810874903 (electronic bk.)
9780810874909 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Dictionary of tennis