Tennis

Introduction | Earliest Book About Tennis | Tennis as a Royal Game
Art of the Paumier-Raquetier | Enlightenment, Revolution & Tennis: Diderot & David
Court Tennis in the 19th Century | Beginnings of the Lawn Tennis
From Recreation to Competition | Some 20th Century Court Tennis Rarities
Stars & Icons of Modern Lawn Tennis | Survival of Court Tennis as an International Sport
Billy Haggard: Sportsman and Bookman | Selected References

 
References

Aberdare, Lord.  The Story of Tennis. London: Stanley Paul, 1959._____________.  The Willis Faber book of Tennis and Rackets. London : Stanley Paul, 1980. 

Best, David.  The Royal Tennis Court: A History of Tennis at Hampton Court Palace.  Foreword by H.R.H. the Earl of Wessex.  Oxford: Ironbark/Ronaldson Publications, 2002.

Brookner, Anita.  Jacques‑Louis David.  New York: Harper & Row, 1980.  
Butler, Lance St. J., and P. J. Wordie, eds.  The Royal Game. Foreword by H.R.H. Prince Edward.  Kippen, Stirlingshire: Falkland Palace Real Tennis Club, 1989.
 "The Early History of Real Tennis." From Real Tennis, from Targair:
http://www.real-tennis.com/history/main.html" 
 Gillmeister, Heiner.  Tennis, A Cultural History.  London: Leicester University Press, 1997. 
–The Haggard collection has the specially bound issue, Oxford: Ronaldson, n.d., no. 47 of 108 library copies. 
 Henderson, Robert W.  Ball, Bat, and Bishop: the origin of ball games.
             
New York: Rockport, 1947.  
"History of the Championships, Wimbledon".  From The Wimbledon Experience:
            http://www.wimbledon-experience.com/rotw/history.htm
 "History of Lawn Tennis, 1873‑1928."  From Tennis at the Turn:
            http://www.driftwaycollection.com/history_intro.html

"History of Tennis."  From Britishtennis.com.
            http://www.britishtennis.com/newtotennis/history/
 "History of Tennis: Origins, Early Tennis Inventions, Great Beginnings" [page of further links]. From Tennis.About.Com:  http://tennis.about.com/od/history/
 Limb, George.  Melbourne to Myopia: Reflections on My Visits to the Real Tennis Courts of the 20th Century.  East Melbourne: George Limb, 2002.
 Marshall, Julian.  The Annals of Tennis.  London: "The Field" Office, 1878. 
 Morgan, Roger. Tennis, the Development of the European Ball Game.  Oxford: Ironbark/Ronaldson Publications, 1995.
 Mortimer, Roger.  Real Tennis or Le Jeu de Paume: a Loan Exhibit from the Collection of William D. Haggard III.  Columbia, SC: Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, Thomas Cooper Library, 1998.  
     Noel, E. B. , and J. O. M. Clark.  A History of Tennis.  Orig. 1924.  Reprint, 1 vol. , London: Duckworth, 1991. 
 Potter, Jeremy.  Tennis and Oxford.  Foreword by Lord Aberdare. Oxford: Oxford Unicorn Press, 1994.Ronaldson, Chris.  Tennis: A Cut above the Rest.  Foreword by Lord Aberdare.  Oxford: Ironbark/Ronaldson Publications, 1985. 

Vamplew, Wray, "Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833‑1912), inventor of lawn tennis," in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [2004]:
            http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/50313

Whitman, Malcolm D.  Tennis Origins and Mysteries.  With an Historical Bibliography by Robert W. Henderson.  New York: Derrydale Press, 1932.

 

 

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