The Bud Collins History of Tennis

Compiled by the world's foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season and biographical sketches of every major tennis ...

Author: Bud Collins

Publisher: New Chapter Press

ISBN: 1937559386

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 900

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Compiled by the world’s foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season and biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all of the major events. This third edition is updated with the latest history-making records and covers the recent achievements of a galaxy of stars—including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams—without forgetting the contributions of some of the foundational names in the sport, such as Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and Andre Agassi. Collins highlights his own personal relationships with the sport’s biggest names, offering insights into the world of professional tennis that can’t be found anywhere else.

Bud Collins Modern Encyclopedia of Tennis

Traces the history of tennis, lists the annual results of major tournaments, and discusses the Hall of Fame, official rules, equipment and tennis officials.

Author: Bud Collins


ISBN: PSU:000024151801

Category: Tennis

Page: 666

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Traces the history of tennis, lists the annual results of major tournaments, and discusses the Hall of Fame, official rules, equipment and tennis officials.

Arthur Ashe

Bud Collins, ed., The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book (Washington, DC: New Chapter, 2008), 491, 698; Jim Murray, “Ashe Goes Big League,” LAT, 10 Sept. 1968, E1. 5.

Author: Eric Allen Hall

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421413945

Category: History

Page: 331

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Arthur Ashe explains how this iconic African American tennis player overcame racial and class barriers to reach the top of the tennis world in the 1960s and 1970s. But more important, it follows Ashe’s evolution as an activist who had to contend with the shift from civil rights to Black Power. Off the court, and in the arena of international politics, Ashe positioned himself at the center of the black freedom movement, negotiating the poles of black nationalism and assimilation into white society. Fiercely independent and protective of his public image, he navigated the thin line between conservatives and liberals, reactionaries and radicals, the sports establishment and the black cause. Eric Allen Hall’s work examines Ashe’s life as a struggle against adversity but also a negotiation between the comforts—perhaps requirements—of tennis-star status and the felt obligation to protest the discriminatory barriers the white world constructed to keep black people "in their place." Drawing on coverage of Ashe’s athletic career and social activism in domestic and international publications, archives including the Ashe Papers, and a variety of published memoirs and interviews, Hall has created an intimate, nuanced portrait of a great athlete who stood at the crossroads of sports and equal justice. "Hall’s elegant and well-paced narrative teases out the contradictions of one of tennis’s most enigmatic characters."—Times Literary Supplement "A strong book on an outstanding topic, it serves as a reminder that Ashe's tragic death has to some extent eclipsed his life's work on behalf of racial equality."—Wall Street Journal "A portrait of Arthur Ashe that shows the fullness of his character—his broad interests, his impressive talents, and his missteps."—New Books in Sports "A remarkable book that will serve as a model for future works in this genre."—Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Eric Allen Hall is an assistant professor of history at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro.

The United States Tennis Association

Collins, Bud. The Bud Collins History of Tennis. 2nd ed. New York: New Chapter Press, 2010. —, ed. Bud Collins Total Tennis. Toronto: Sport Media Publishing, 2003. Collins, Bud, and Zander Hollander, eds. Bud Collins' Tennis ...

Author: Warren F. Kimball

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803296930

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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"An authoritative history of the United States Tennis Association by its official historian"--

A Social History of Tennis in Britain

Lawn Tennis in Australasia . Sydney : Eduards, Dunlop . Bailey , P. ( 1978 ). ... London : Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum . Bédarida , F. ( 1979 ). ... The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book .

Author: Robert J. Lake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134445578

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

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Winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2015- from the British Society for Sports History. From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised and professionalised high-performance sport, the history of tennis in Britain reflects important themes in Britain’s social history. In the first comprehensive and critical account of the history of tennis in Britain, Robert Lake explains how the game’s historical roots have shaped its contemporary structure, and how the history of tennis can tell us much about the history of wider British society. Since its emergence as a spare-time diversion for landed elites, the dominant culture in British tennis has been one of amateurism and exclusion, with tennis sitting alongside cricket and golf as a vehicle for the reproduction of middle-class values throughout wider British society in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Consequently, the Lawn Tennis Association has been accused of a failure to promote inclusion or widen participation, despite steadfast efforts to develop talent and improve coaching practices and structures. Robert Lake examines these themes in the context of the global development of tennis and important processes of commercialisation and professional and social development that have shaped both tennis and wider society. The social history of tennis in Britain is a microcosm of late-nineteenth and twentieth-century British social history: sustained class power and class conflict; struggles for female emancipation and racial integration; the decline of empire; and, Britain’s shifting relationship with America, continental Europe, and Commonwealth nations. This book is important and fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the history of sport or British social history.

Tennis and Philosophy

Bud Collins, The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book (New York: New Chapter, 2008), 633. This is an invaluable resource for all things tennis. 7. “The Tournament of the Century,” Inside Tennis, ...

Author: David Baggett

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813182889

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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Tennis smashed onto the worldwide athletic scene soon after its modern rules and equipment were introduced in nineteenth-century England. Exciting, competitive, and uniquely accessible to people of all ages and talent levels, tennis continues to enjoy popularity, both as a recreational activity and a spectator sport. Life imitates sport in Tennis and Philosophy. Editor David Baggett approaches tennis not only as a game but also as a surprisingly rich resource for philosophical analysis. He assembles a team of champion scholars, including David Foster Wallace, Robert R. Clewis, David Detmer, Mark Huston, Tommy Valentini, Neil Delaney, and Kevin Kinghorn, to consider numerous philosophical issues within the sport. Profiles of tennis greats such as John McEnroe, Roger Federer, the Williams sisters, and Arthur Ashe are paired with pertinent topics, from the ethics of rage to the role of rivalry. Whether entertaining metaphysical arguments or examining the nature of beauty, these essays promise insightful discussion of one of the world's most popular sports.

More than Cricket and Football

Jennifer Hargreaves, Sporting Females: Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Women's Sports (London: Routledge 1994), 116. 39. ... Collins, The Bud Collins History of Tennis; and Parsons, The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Tennis.

Author: Joel Nathan Rosen

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496809919

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Given the presumed dominance of American sport, many fans throughout the hemisphere find it difficult to envision the role of sport beyond the confines of their own continent. And yet, world sport consists of so much more than the games Americans play and so much more than the stereotype of cricket for the elite and football for the working class. As worldwide sport continues to gain in popularity, we also see parallels to many aspects visible in North American sport, particularly celebrity and all its trappings and pitfalls. The success of athletes from other countries in basketball and ice hockey, and the proliferation of stars imported and now exported to and from North America, provides some better examples of sport's international power. It also creates a very new kind of sport celebrity, albeit one that often shows a rather limited reach beyond that star's own country or continent. Thus, rather than focusing on the Western Hemisphere, this collection of some of world sport's most heralded celebrities (including stars of Motocross, surfing, distance running, and more) serves as a sort of passport to many places that make up our global sporting environment.

Robert Lindley Murray the Reluctant U S Tennis Champion

Includes “The First Forty Years of American Tennis” Roger W. Ohnsorg. 14. Gillmeister, op. cit., p. ... Bud Collins. The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. Washington, DC: New Chapter Press, ...

Author: Roger W. Ohnsorg

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426945132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

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Robert Lindley Lin Murray, a middle-distance runner and tennis player and a Phi Beta Kappa chemical engineer at Stanford University, went east after graduating in 1914 to play tennis. He beat the top intercollegiate players, won several tournaments, and earned a fourth place national ranking. Murray won the 1916 U.S. Indoor title and joined Hooker Electrochemical in Niagara Falls, New York. Reluctant to play in the 1917 and 1918 national championships due to wartime contracts, Murray was persuaded by Hookers president to play and he won them both, the latter over Bill Tilden. Murray rose through the ranks of Hooker to president, CEO, and chairman of the board and was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame a year before retiring. Leading into Murrays exploits is a concise history of tennis, when and where the game was introduced to the United States, and American tennis through Lin Murrays brief but brilliant career. Also included is a review of California tennis and the significant impact of its players during the second decade of the twentieth century. The book concludes with short biographies of Murrays female and male contemporaries, before shorts and skirts replaced flannels and petticoats.


Selected Bibliography Collins, Bud. The Bud Collins History of Tennis. Washington DC: New Chapter Press, 2010. Print. “History of Tennis – Origins of Tennis Game.” Tennis n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2011.

Author: Marty Gitlin

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781614785569

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Best Sport Ever: Tennis takes readers from the beginnings of tennis to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that makes the sport great. Discover the ancient history of tennis, the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first match, and the achievements of Millie Jean King, Rod Laver, Chris Evert, Arthur Ashe, Pete Sampras, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Tennis! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go "beyond the basics" into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can't miss for today's sports fan. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.


Bud Collins, The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book (New York: New Chapter Press, 2010), 357–61, 386–89, 414–21, 454–61. 11. Bobby Riggs, Court Hustler (New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1973), 68, ...

Author: Greg Ruth

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252052798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Analyzing how tennis turned pro The arrival of the Open era in 1968 was a watershed in the history of tennis--the year that marked its advent as a professionalized sport. Merging wide-angle history with individual stories of players and off-the-court figures, Greg Ruth charts tennis’s evolution into the game we watch today. His vivid account moves from the cloistered world of nineteenth-century lawn tennis through the longtime amateur-professional divide and the battles over commercialization that raged from the 1920s until 1968. From there, Ruth details the post-1968 expansion of the game as it was transformed by bankable superstars, a popular women’s tour, rival governing bodies, and sponsorship money. What emerges is a fascinating history of the economics and politics that made tennis a decisive, if unlikely, force in the creation of modern-day sports entertainment. Comprehensive and engaging, Tennis tells the interlocking stories of the figures and factors that birthed the professional game.