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Author Barrett, John, 1931- author.

Title Wimbledon : the official history / John Barrett.

Publication Info. London : Vision Sports, 2020

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  796.342 BARRETT    DUE 07-26-24
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.342 BAR    Check Shelf
Edition New edition (2020)
Description 568 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "For two glorious weeks every summer, Wimbledon sparkles at the centre of the sporting universe. This is the complete history, over more than 150 years, of The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and the world's most prestigious tennis Championships. The story goes that in 1877 the All England Croquet Club needed funds to repair a broken pony roller at their ground in Wimbledon so it decided to hold a tournament dedicated to the increasingly popular new pastime of lawn tennis. This beautifully-presented and fully revised and updated edition of popular former BBC commentator John Barrett's seminal history of The Championships tells the story of how 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 events." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Wimbledon Championships -- History.
Wimbledon Championships. (OCoLC)fst01409417
Tennis -- History.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 1913412008
9781913412005
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