Wimbledon The Official History

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Wimbledon The Official History

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Wimbledon The Official History THE OFFICIAL HISTORY NEW FOURTH EDITION – INCLUDES ANDY MURRAY'S WIN IN 2013 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. In this lavishly illustrated and expanded fourth edition of the definitive Wimbledon History, John Barrett has traced the process by which 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 and social occasions. The Official History 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 superfit international athletes of the 21st century. Within these pages you will find all the game’s heroes and heroines captured in action and in vivid detail through the lenses of the world’s leading sports photographers. Details: • Includes Andy Murray's triumph at The Championships 2013 • The third edition sold out in less than 12 months • Fully endorsed official Wimbledon product • Expanded by 32 extra pages to include The Championships 2013 • Includes previously unseen photographs and treasures from the award-winning Wimbledon Museum • Features biographies of every Wimbledon singles champion ABOUT THE AUTHOR 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. 18 Buy here