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From this point, the book follows the development of Wimbledon from 1877 to 2013, dividing the time into periods of ten to fifteen years. For example, it starts with 1877-1890 "The Championships Become Established" detailing that Spencer Gore was the first male winner in 1877 and Maud Watson was the first female winner in 1884.
Wimbledon: The Official History 5th Edition . This beautifully-presented and fully revised and updated edition of popular former BBC commentator John Barrett’s seminal history of The Championships tells the story of how a small croquet club in rural Surrey has grown to become the world's most famous tennis club and home to one of the great international sporting events.
Now you can read about that history in the fully updated fifth edition of Wimbledon: The Official History by John Barrett. Over 568 pages, this book tells the story of the founding of The All England Croquet Club in 1868, the introduction of The Lawn Tennis Championships in 1877 and every one of the 133 Championships that have been played in the years since.
Published to commemorate the approaching 50th anniversary of the Championship, an illustrated history following the event from its high-Victorian origins to the early 1970s. 8vo. 141pp. Dust-wrapper. Minor wear to wrapper otherwise very good condition. Date 1972 Publisher Pelham Books Ltd Author Alastair REVIE. £6.00 (Code: 78006) Add to basket
The book records the early days of the Tournament, features anecdotes from newspaper cuttings over the years, memories from players past and present and also details all the winners of the five prestigious ‘open’ events – men’s and ladies singles, men’s and ladies doubles and mixed doubles – from 1923 when first sanctioned by the Lawn Tennis Association until 2019. The book also identifies the most successful players in terms of number of ‘open’ titles won in the history of ...
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