Love Game

Love Game

A History of Tennis, From Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon

Book - 2014
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Tennis is defined by its head games, its demands for physical prowess, and its plethora of outsized personalities. It mixes chess and dance, intellectual geometry and aesthetic joy. People who love tennis love it like few others love other sports. Some fans build their lives around the calendar of tourneys, and events like Wimbledon and the U.S. Open remain, year after year, popular and well attended. Wilsons captivating cultural history embraces the rich and intertwining stories of the sport, and tells the story of its evolution from upper-middle-class past time to global TV spectacle. Wilson marshals and conveys all the passion for a game known for its players grunting, growling, sweating, and pursuit of sweet spots. No wonder, as Wilson says, each match starts with love
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780226371283
Characteristics: viii, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm


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