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Real Tennis (Shire Library) Paperback – March 4, 2008

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Kathryn McNicoll comes from a sporting family. Her father played cricket, captaining the East African and Tanganyikan teams. Both her brothers and three of her nephews are real tennis professsionals: her older brother was real tennis world champion and his wife a former British Ladies Champion, founded the Ladies' Real Tennis Association. Kathryn is a teacher of English as a foreign language and plays tennis as a hobby.


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Product Details

  • Series: Shire Library
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Shire (March 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747806101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747806103
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,291,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By cashew3 on January 6, 2014
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It was quite a rip off since the actual cost was only £4.50! As I was unable to purchase it on the Uk Amazon site I purchased it through your Oversees site costing me around £40!
Not only that, for some bizarre reason I won this same book on ebay. How this happened I have no idea & this came from a supplier in Norfolk, UK. The book was very small & only worth £4.50. So not impressed on this occasion though up til now I have been well pleased with my purchases & your efficiency. Happy New Year. Jean Hewson
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frederika Adam on December 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
'Real' Tennis, 'Court' Tennis, 'Jeu de Paume' or 'Pallacorda' - Real Tennis is the original racquet sport developed in the 15th century in Europe and has been played by monarchs (Henry VIII and Francis I), gambled on by artists (Caravaggio) and referred to in works by famous writers (Shakespeare and Marlowe). Today, it is a thriving cult sport played by 10,000 people in the UK, (Ireland), France, (Holland), USA and Australia. Real Tennis players caught trying to explain what this fantastic yet complex sport is to their friends and colleagues are extremely grateful to Kathryn McNicoll, an enthusiastic player herself and sister of a World Champion, for writing a concise, informative and entertaining introduction on Real Tennis. With lots of photos and packed with useful facts including a list of all the current acitve courts, this short book is a perfect gift for every racquet/ball player to learn more about Real Tennis (and hopefully inspire them to build a court too!) In addition, there is an interesting chapter on other European Ball games and a fun chapter on notable characters and great players past and present. Highly recommended and especially at such a great price.
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