COURTCRAFT - LAWN TENNIS TACTICS AND PSYCHOLOGY
(Eyre Spottiswoode 1934) 8vo green cloth112pp. Some foxing. Good (Book ref. 6159) £10.00
ROTHMAN'S WIMBLEDON ON CAMERA
(Rothmans 1981) 4to 255pp bw & col photos. Inscr. VG (Book ref. 3751) £9.50
Tiger tennis in one season
Kingswood: Elliot Right Way Books, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 124 pages + adverts, 10 illustrations, index (Book ref. 36182) £6.00
A Book of National Games: Their Value, Organization and Laws.
London: Blackie and Son, 1914. Hardback. 172pp. First edition. Final page before back free endpaper has been torn out - was either blank or advertising, not part of the main text. The book is otherwise in fairly good condition, with worn covers and edges. Part of Blackie's "Library of Pedagogics" series. Written by the headmaster of The Boys' School, Tyldesley. Two chapters about the organization of sports and games, and twelve chapters about specific sports and games and their rules, beginning with Association Football and its Rules: "The high degree of popularity enjoyed by Association football, both from the playing and spectacular points of view, is doubtless due, in a great measure, to the simplicity of its rules." The other school sports and games are rugby union football, hockey; net-ball; lacrosse; field athletics - long and short distance running, relay racing; playground athletics - broad and high jumping, tug-of-war; cricket; swimming; lawn tennis; rounders; walking and cycling. illustrated with diagrams of pitches, courts, etc. A scarce title. (Book ref. 8896) £30.00
The Complete Lawn Tennis Player
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1950. Hardcover. Second Edition. No dj. Green cloth. 245 pp. B/w plates. Light foxing. Some sunning and rubbing to cloth. FAIR (Book ref. 01257) £6.00
Tennis Without Tears
London: Hutchinson. Hardcover. Undated. Circa 1946/47 No dj. Green cloth. 128 pp. B/w plates.Gift inscr. to ffep, otherwise clean. GOOD+ (Book ref. 01256) £6.00
Tennis in Our Time
London: The Sportsmans Book Club, 1955. Hardcover. /Dust Jacket Included. Colour dj. 186 pp. B/w plates. Light edge-wear to dj. Book clean. No inscriptions. GOOD+ / GOOD (Book ref. 01255) £4.50
London: Fontana, 1984. Softcover. 88 pp. Cartoon illustrations. VG+ (Book ref. 01231) £4.50
London: Elm Trees Books, 1983. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Glazed pictorial boards. 88 pp. Cartoon illustrations. VG+ (Book ref. 01230) £4.50
London: Elm Trees Books, 1983. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Glazed pictorial boards. 88 pp. Cartoon illustrations. VG+ (Book ref. 01229) £4.50
How to Play Table Tennis
London: Hamlyn, 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. /Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Colour dj. 60 pp. Illustrated. Light rubbing to dj. Generally VG / GOOD+ (Book ref. 01228) £6.00
Lawn Tennis: How to Master the Strokes
London: W. Foulsham. Softcover. /Dust Jacket Included. Undated. Circa 1930s. Softcover with pictorial dj. 88 pp. plus ads. B/w plates nad diagrams. Poor condition. Some pencil annotations to text. Some foxing. Prev. owner's inscr. to ffep and dj. Ink stamp to title page. Dj tatty. Binding good. Generally POOR (Book ref. 01227) £4.50
Learning Lawn Tennis
London: G. Bell & Sons, 1960. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. No dj. Yellow cloth. 112 pp. B/w plates and diagrams. Prev. owner's inscr. to front pastedown board and ffep. Light marking to cloth. Pages clean. GOOD (Book ref. 01225) £4.50
The Thrill of Victory: A Price Guide to Books on Sports
Modesto, California: Stephanie Howlett-West, 1998. Spiral Bound. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Spiral-bound blue card, clear laminated covers, black lettering & design, 206 pages. Large section on baseball books, plus sections on golf, tennis and American football. Prices in US dollars. (Book ref. 4630) £8.00
Play Better Tennis: 50 Pro-Tennis Techniques in Action.
London: Pelham Books, 1986.. F. Laminated boards as issued, 121 pages, full page colour & b/w photographs opf top players in action. Fine condition, no previous owner name. Analysis of the technique in play; common faults to be avoided; the best equipment; match preparation; special fitness routine designed for all-round improvement of your game. (Book ref. 3676) £5.00
The Art of Tennis: Ten Great Champions Teach You.
London; Hodder and Stoughton, 1964.. VG/VG. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo, green cloth, 192 pages, 25 b/w illustrations including sequence photographs, foreword by Jack Kramer, contributions from Andres Gemeno, Richard Gonzalez, Lew Hoad, Rod Laver, Pancho Segura, Tony Trabert, Frank Sedgman, Don Budge and Ken Rosewall. VG+ book, no previous owner inscription, in VG dustjacket with minimal edge wear. (Book ref. 2341) £9.50
The Guinness Book of Tennis Facts & Feats.
Enfield, Middlesex. Guinness Superlatives, 1983.. F/F. ISBN 084112268X. First edition, 23 x 17 cms, hardcover, yellow cloth, 255 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, index. Nice copy, no previous owner inscription, dustjacket not price clipped, bright, no tears. Highly authoritative view of tennis from its early days on the lawns of Wimbledon to its status as a multi-million pound sport. Hundreds of facts and analyses. (Book ref. 2248) £7.50
For the Love of Tennis.
London: Stanley Paul, 1985. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0091623405 No previous owner marks, bright pictorial dustjacket, green cloth boards, gilt title lettering, 265 pages, b/w photographs. Anthology of first-class tennis writing takes the story of international tennis through a century of competition from the Wimbledon Championships of 1883 to the mid-1980s. Jacket illustration by Charles Griffin. (Book ref. 1348) £4.00
Muller, 1983. Soft Back. VG. 0584110510 112pp. A collection of b&w photos of professional tennis players in the 1980's. (Book ref. 012244) £9.00
INTELLIGENT TENNIS A Sensible Approach to Playing Your Best Tennis
Ohio , USA: Betterway Books, 1988. 1st Edition. Paper Back. Fine. 255x180mm Approx 1558701028 Laminated Paper Back larger format , 1st edition , by Tennis Professional Skip Singleton USPTA. Learn to play good tennis consistently , Simply written - down to earth -psychology , improve your mental appraoch. Intro; index, 11 chpts [ basics / self control /mind focus / how to win a better player / self image / preparation / playing intelligently / developing enthusiasm / your own master / purposeful practice / play consistently ] book tight binding , no inscsp , no defetcs. PLs see our image. (Book ref. 10679) £5.00