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Wimbledon: 101 Reasons to Love the Greatest Tournament in Tennis
Wimbledon: 101 Reasons to Love the Greatest Tournament in Tennis
by David Green
Hardcover from Stewart, Tabori & Chang
ISBN: 1584799080

Manicured playing lawns. Royal patronage. Spiffy white sporting apparel. There is no spectator event quite like Wimbledon.
For more than a century, tennis's most legendary players--among them Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, and Virginia Wade--have gracefully volleyed their way to glory on the hollowed grounds of the All England Club. But it is also on this same turf that some of the game's finest have faltered, often because they were unable to master the very thing that gave lawn tennis it's name--the grass. The only Grand Slam tournament still played on the game's original surface, Wimbledon has become as much of a showcase of British culture and tradition as it has an elite sporting event. Wimbledon: 101 Reasons to Love Tennis's Greatest Tournament celebrates the athletes, the matches, the history, and the rituals that have come to define this prestigious competition.

 
Holding Court: Inside the Gates of the Wimbledon Championships
Holding Court: Inside the Gates of the Wimbledon Championships
by Christopher Gorringe
Paperback from Random House UK
Media Published: 2010-
ISBN: 0099525992
Wimbledon is a paradox. While outwardly appearing the quintessential English lawn tennis club, it is in fact the largest annual outside broadcast operation in the world and a multimillion dollar commercial enterprise. An enterprise that generates its profit in just two weeks of the year, it is the only tennis tournament in the world which can be described as simply "The Championships." Chris Gorringe is the man who, for 26 years, made it all happen. The former chief executive, fondly referred to as "Clockwork Gorringe," he has dealt with everything from the 1973 players' boycott, the McEnroe tantrums, and Middle Sunday, to the demands for equal prize money and the Olympic bid. He has witnessed some of the greatest names in the sport producing some of their most dazzling performances--from Navratilova to the Williams sisters, from Borg to Federer--while assisting with the requirements of and demands on today's high-profile professional tennis players. Here he charts the unique journey of a venerable establishment where decisions are still made through a committee system dating back to 1868, into the modern era. 
 
Wimbledon: Visions of The Championships
Wimbledon: Visions of The Championships

Hardcover from Vision Sports Publishing
ISBN: 1907637125

Wimbledon: Visions of The Championships is a breathtaking photographic celebration of the world's oldest and most famous tennis championships. Featuring more than 300 stunning photographs, the book captures the glorious diversity of people, action and moods that make up the unique character and atmosphere of Wimbledon during the magical summer fortnight when a small corner of London SW19 becomes the centre of the sporting world. Compiled by a team led by multi-award winning sports photographer Bob Martin, Wimbledon: Visions of The Championships is bursting with wonderful Wimbledon images featuring the stars of the world game. Beyond that it goes behind the scenes and to new and varied vantage points, angles and perspectives to tell the story of The Championships, from dawn to dusk, through the lenses of some of the world's top tennis photographers.

 
Centre Court: The Jewel in Wimbledon s Crown (All England Lawn Tennis)
Centre Court: The Jewel in Wimbledon's Crown (All England Lawn Tennis)
by John Barrett
Hardcover from Vision Sports Publishing
ISBN: 1905326823

Packed with stunning and evocative images taken from the All England Club's own archives and items of memorabilia plucked from the Wimbledon Museum this lavish book also includes quotes and stories from some of tennis's greatest names. This new edition features some wonderful behind the scenes images from 2009 including the unveiling of Centre Court's revolutionary new retractable roof and Roger Federer's epic men's singles triumph. Winner of Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2010
 
The Wimbledon Final That Never Was . . .: And Other Tennis Tales from a By-Gone Era
The Wimbledon Final That Never Was . . .: And Other Tennis Tales from a By-Gone Era
by Sidney Wood, David Wood
Paperback from New Chapter Press
ISBN: 0942257847
The only time in the history of Wimbledon that the men's singles final was not played is told in detail by the crowned champion in this illuminating tennis biography. Sidney Wood won the 1931 Wimbledon title by default over Frank Shields his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate, and Davis Cup teammate in one of the most curious episodes in sports history. Wood tells the tale of how Shields was ordered by the U.S. Tennis Association not to compete in the championship match so that he could rest his injured knee in preparation for an upcoming Davis Cup match. Three years later the story continues when he and Shields played a match at the Queen's Club for the Wimbledon trophy. Also included are a compilation of short stories that deliver fascinating anecdotes of the 1930s and a signature document of the play and styles of 20th-century tennis legends.
 
Wimbledon: The Championships Official Annual 2000
by John Parsons, Clive Brunskill, Gary M. Prior, Stu Forster
Hardcover from Pelican Pub Co
 
The Official Wimbledon Annual 1999
by John Parsons
Hardcover from Pelican Pub Co
 
Visions of Wimbledon
by Allsport Photo, Allsport Photo
Hardcover from Trafalgar Square
 
Wimbledon: The Championships Official Annaul 2000
by John Parsons, Clive Brunskill, Gary M. Prior, Stu Forster
Hardcover from Hazelton

 
Wimbledon: 100 Years of Men's Singles
by Malcolm Rowley
Hardcover from Pan Macmillan
1986
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The Championships, Wimbledon: Official Annual 1998
by John Parsons, Gary M. Prior, Mike Hewitt, Alex Livesey
Hardcover from Pelican Pub Co

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Wimbledon, centre court of the game : final verdict
by Max Robertson
Unknown Binding from BBC Books
1987
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