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Wimbledon free pdf It was to raise funds for the repair of a broken pony roller, so essential for the upkeep of the lawns at their ground in Nursery Lane, Wimbledon, that the All England Croquet Club first decided to hold a tennis tournament. From those humble beginnings in 1877 The Championships at Wimbledon have grown to become one of the world's great international sporting occasions, attended annually by some half a million fans, broadcast to almost 200 territories each year and watched by more viewers than any other tennis tournament in the world. In this lavishly illustrated third edition of the definitive Wimbledon history John Barrett has traced the process by which a small private tennis club in rural Surrey has become a multi-million pound business that is the main source of finance for British tennis. It is a romantic story that reflects the ages, decade by decade, from the chivalrous Victorian days when the whalebone stays the ladies wore beneath their ankle-length dresses often drew blood and the gentlemen played in striped shirts, cricket caps and long stockings, to today's white-clad gladiators in functional attire befitting super-fit international athletes of the 21st century. Within these pages you will find all the game's heroes and heroines all captured in action and in repose in vivid detail through the educated lenses of the world's leading sports photographers. Wimbledon: The Official History captures as never before the magic of an annual event that is at once a dynamic sporting occasion and a cherished British institution. This new edition includes a chapter on Andy Murray's momentous triumph in 2013.

About John Barrett

John Barrett is best known as BBC Television's voice of Wimbledon and has spent a lifetime in the game as player, administrator, journalist and broadcaster. An All England Club member and former Davis Cup Captain, John lives a stone's throw from Centre Court and is married to the 1961 Wimbledon champion, Angela Mortimer.

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Author : John Barrett
Publisher : Vision Sports Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 09 June 2014
ISBN : 1909534234
EAN : 9781909534230
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 584 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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