The Centre Court Story
CONDITION Previously owned, with dust wrapper
POSTAL WEIGHT 0.8 kilograms
This classic title has a beautiful dust jacket featuring a painting of the Centre Court as it was in the 1950s. Author Maurice Brady writes a chapter about each of the leading champions and personalities of Wimbledon from the dashing GERALD PATTERSON in the early year of the twentieth century through to Australia's LEW HOAD and KEN ROSEWALL in the mid-1950s. He includes quotes which fuel the debate about who is the greatest of all time. For example, Sir Norman Brookes, speaking in the 1950s, observed after seeing Ken Rosewall in action: "The best backhand of all time." High praise indeed, and not to be taken lightly when it comes from Wimbledon's first overseas champion who had competed against the likes of the Doherty brothers, Anthony Wilding, Bill Tilden and Jack Crawford.
THE CENTRE COURT STORY by Maurice Brady (W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd, 1957, hardback, 227 pages)