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Total Tennis, Revised: The Ultimate Tennis Encyclopedia Hardcover – June 26, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Sport Media Publishing; Rev Sub edition (June 26, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973144343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973144345
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.2 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,116,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This third edition of Collins' unique perspective on the tennis world includes a wealth of information about a sport that has come in and out of the limelight over the last 20 years. Collins has loved tennis all his life, and tennis has been his life in his job as a sports journalist. He once again brings his significant credentials to this encyclopedic treatment of the professional and significant amateur players of tennis over the last century.

The first half of the volume is a year-by-year chronology noting the highlights for each year, starting in 1919 and stopping in 2002. Statistics for championship singles, doubles, and mixed-doubles winners in the major events are included. For a handful of players, Collins provides articles reprinted from magazines of the time.

Comprehensive statistics and a brief history for the major tournaments--the French Open, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open--are contained in the middle section of the encyclopedia along with a selection of color photographs. Similar information is provided on the Davis Cup, the Olympics, and other tournaments. A biographical section has entries for elite players and others who made a significant contribution to the game. Finally, there is statistical information for nearly 400 of the best players in tennis as chosen by Collins using a variety of criteria.

Whether a reader is interested in the articles on the players or the statistics, this is an excellent reference source on tennis. Recommended for most sports collections. RBB
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 2003
For diversity, quality and quantity (960 pages), "Total Tennis" hits winner after winner. Past and present stars from Sears to Sampras and from Suzanne to Serena are covered with in-depth and fascinating features, either from SPORT magazine or by Bud Collins himself, the encyclopedia's distinguished author. The careers of hundreds of other players are described in engrossing profiles and bios. Collins' superb knowledge of tennis shines brightest in year-by-year stories of the greatest players at the greatest venues, as well as in discussions of important issues, from 1919 to 2002. The most memorable matches come to life with intriguing prologues -- before Lenglen's 1926 showdown with Wills at Cannes, France, she told a friend: "This girl must be mad. Does she think she can come and beat me on my home court?" -- riveting match coverage, and incisive epilogues. Comprehensive registers of both the pre-1968 amateur era and later pro era provide abundant statistical information
about leading players and Grand Slam and other prestigious events, such as Davis Cup and Fed Cup, to keep even the most fanatical follower happy. To settle "Who's Better?" and other arguments, this compendium provides world rankings going all the way back to 1913. For fun trivia, did you know: King Gustav V of Sweden learned to play during a visit to Britain in 1878, founded his country's first tennis club when he returned home, and entered tournaments under the pseudonym, Mr. G? Dazzling color photos of the greats on and off the court complete the picture. As a reference book, "Total Tennis" is unsurpassed. But as an enjoyable read, it's equally valuable because the content is so authoritative and complete, and the writing style so entertaining.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MMM81 on December 10, 2003
I've read a lot of tennis books and this one is great. Except...Collins describes each season beginning with 1919...and leaves out stuff from the late 1800s and first two decades of the 20th century. Great picture of Leo Tolstoy on a tennis court though. Terrific book...and cheaper to purchase it on Amazon.com (which I did not do!)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lora on August 30, 2003
The best book by far when it comes to tennis; past present and future. Everything you have ever wanted to know is in this book. The pictures are outstanding. If you are a tennis lover, this book is definitly for you!
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By reviewer on November 17, 2013
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A must-have book for a real tennis fan. If you want to know the most important players, best matches in Grad Slams, this is the book. A classic from Bud Collins.
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By David Taylor on August 10, 2014
Good deal! Thanks
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