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Tennis

A Cultural History

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Tennis: A Cultural History by Heiner Gillmeister
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Description

Charting the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century, this text debunks several established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup.

Table of Contents

The origins of tennis - the monk's racket; the tennis games of the Middle Ages; the language of tennis; tennis in renaissance literature; tennis in the German ballhouse; lawn tennis - the sturdy bastard; lawn tennis in America; continental colonies - lawn tennis in France; lawn tennis under the Kaiser.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Leicester University Press
Pages
482
Dimensions
170x244x24
ISBN-13
9780718501952
Product ID
1685100

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