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Historical dictionary of tennis

Author: John Grasso
Publisher: Lanham, Md : Scarecrow Press, 2011.
Series: Historical dictionaries of sports
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Grasso
ISBN: 9780810874909 0810874903 1283224585 9781283224581
OCLC Number: 1030392179
Description: Online Ressource (419 Seiten).
Contents: Editor's Foreword - Jon WoronoffPrefaceAcronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendixesA. International Tennis Hall of Fame InducteesB. Wimbledon ChampionsC. United States National ChampionsD. French National ChampionsE. Australian National ChampionsF. Davis Cup ChampionsG. Wightman Cup ChampionsH. Federation Cup ChampionsI. Olympic Games ChampionsBibliographyAbout the Author
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of sports
Other Titles: Dictionary of tennis
Tennis
Responsibility: John Grasso.

Abstract:

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.

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This alphabetized lexicon profiles the people, groups, events, techniques, court terms, and geographical locations of tennis history. Following an event chronology that commences with 1874 and Read more...

 
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