The Tennis Historian - Issue No.1


"My Tennis Historian magazine dropped through the letter box this morning. Absolutely brilliant."

Issue 1 of this delightfully illustrated full-colour magazine was published on 12 August, with feature articles by John Barrett, Angela Mortimer, Richard Hillway, Robert Zeppelin, Franco Alciati, Jim Warner and Richard Jones.

Subjects covered include tennis bookplates, Worple Road, tennis auctions, Angela Mortimer's 1961 Wimbledon outfit designed by Teddy Tinling, Italy's Balette Club, the iconic Dunlop Maxply Fort racket, and Maud Watson's chance encounter Helen Wills.

There is also an appreciation of the life and work of tennis writer Ben Chatfield, with illustrations by his working partner Zebedee Helm.