Historical Dictionary of Tennis
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 Dictionary of Tennis presents a comprehensive history of the game through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 500 cross-referenceddictionary entries on places, teams, terminology, and people, including Arthur Ashe, Björn Borg, Don Budge, Chris Evert, Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Suzanne Lenglen, John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal, Martina Navratilova, and Bill Tilden. Appendixes of the members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Major Championships of Tennis, and the Olympic games are included. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about tennis.
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International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductees
Association of Tennis Australian Championships Australian Open became a professional Billie Jean King Britain coach competed Davis Cup Davis Cup team defeated Doris Hart doubles champion doubles championships doubles finalist doubles titles Fed Cup Federation Cup Forest Hills French National French Open Grand Slam Grand Slam events Grand Slam singles Hall of Fame Helen Hopman inducted International Tennis Hall lawn tennis major tournaments Margaret Smith Court Martina Navratilova match men’s doubles men’s singles National Championships Olympic Games Olympic tennis partner played Davis Cup reached the finals reached the quarterfinals reached the semifinals retired right-hander Roger Federer Roland Garros runner-up singles and doubles Singles Championship singles titles sport Steffi Graf Tennis Association Tennis Professionals tour U.S. National U.S. Open United States National United States Open Wightman Cup Wimbledon Women’s Tennis won the Australian won the Cup won the French won the United won the Wimbledon World Group York