Tennis became popular as a social game from its arrival in Australia in the late 1870s, and courts sprang up everywhere in community and private grounds. It was a game that was taken up enthusiastically by both men and women, both for fun and as an elite sport. Since 1900, Australian men and women tennis players have been ranked as some of the world's best. Australia's first international champion was Norm Brookes who was the first Australian to win the Wimbledon Singles titles in 1907. In the same year Brookes was the first outsider to break the dominance of the UK and USA with his win in the Doubles of the Davis Cup, the international men's championship. Australia then hosted international championship events in 1908 and Brookes went on to dominate tennis administration in Australia for the next 50 years. Across the four major Open titles, known as Grand Slam tournaments - the Australian, French and United States Open and Wimbledon, UK - there have been five Australian Grand Slam winners. The first Grand Slam winners were Ken McGregor, and Frank Sedgman for the Doubles in 1951. Rod Laver who won it twice, in 1962 and 1969, is arguably the greatest tennis player in the world. Margaret Court also won all four tournaments in one year when she completed the Grand Slam in 1970, one of only three women in the world to achieve this.
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Book Description Playright Publishing, Sydney, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Various (illustrator). First Edition. Signed by Author. 1.6 kg; XIV, 370 pages, indexed, with bibliography, and only 10 appendixes! Illustrated with black-and-white photography. Photographic illustrated dustjacket. The only damage of note is a partial erasure of the letter S at the top right of the front free end page. No other damage to describe. Inscribed "to Hazel Best wishes" and then the author's name in full. This history explains the trials in establishing the Association and document subsequent development to contemporary times. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. The author has signed the book on the title page. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Sport -- Tennis; Australia; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0646247689. ISBN/EAN: 9780646247687. Inventory No: 0233388. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Bookseller Inventory # 0233388