British Tennis

Subtitle:
From the Renshaws to the Murrays
By:
Kevin Jefferys
Price:
£18.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785313868
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
224

Description

In this first comprehensive account of Britain's place in world tennis from the 1880s to the present day, historian Kevin Jefferys shows that - contrary to popular perception - Britain has a surprisingly strong record. He examines the nation's fluctuating tennis fortunes and presents his personal selection of the best British players of all time.

About the author

Kevin Jefferys is the author of a dozen books on modern British social and political history, including Sport and Politics in Modern Britain: The Road to 2012. Since retiring from his academic post he has specialised in the history of tennis. His biography Fred Perry was published by Pitch in 2017, and he has an essay on amateur-professional divides in the Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics (2019).