A Social History of Tennis in Britain



SIZE  165 x 240 x 25 mm approx.

POSTAL WEIGHT  0.8 kilograms

This is an important academic reference book for tennis historians and researchers.

From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised and professionalised high-performance sport, the history of tennis in Britain reflects important themes in Britain's social history. Author Robert Lake examines how the game's historical roots have shaped its contemporary structure, and how the history of tennis can tell us a great deal about the history and evolution of wider British society.

(A Social History of Tennis in Britain by Robert J. Lake, Routledge, UK, 2014, 306 pages, hardback)

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