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The Bud Collins History of Tennis
The Bud Collins History of Tennis

The Bud Collins History of Tennis


900 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $44.95 (CA $60.95) (US $44.95)

Publication Date: December 2016

ISBN 9781937559380

Rights: WOR

New Chapter Press (Dec 2016)


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Compiled by the world’s foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season and biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all of the major events. This third edition is updated with the latest history-making records and covers the recent achievements of a galaxy of stars—including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams—without forgetting the contributions of some of the foundational names in the sport, such as Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and Andre Agassi. Collins highlights his own personal relationships with the sport’s biggest names, offering insights into the world of professional tennis that can’t be found anywhere else.


"If you know nothing about tennis, this book is for you. And if you know everything about tennis—hah!—Bud knows more, so this book is for you too."  —Martina Navratilova, winner, 18 Grand Slam singles titles

"Not only provides us with accurate reporting of the rich tennis history, it keeps us current on the progress of the sport today."  —Billie Jean King, winner, 12 Grand Slam singles titles and founder, Women's Tennis Association

"No tennis encyclopedia could be written by anyone but Bud Collins because Bud Collins is the walking tennis encyclopedia—the game's barefoot professor. The only thing missing about the sport from his new edition is a section about Bud himself. But everything else is there—and it's easy to open and use for the whole family."  —Frank Deford, author, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter

Author Biography

Bud Collins was an internationally renowned tennis journalist and historian. A long-time columnist for the Boston Globe, he covered the U.S. Open for CBS Sports and Wimbledon for NBC Sports and also contributed to ESPN and the Tennis Channel in his later years. Collins was a recipient of the Red Smith Award for sports journalism and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994. He was also the coauthor of The Education of a Tennis Player and Evonne! On the Move and the author of My Life with the Pros. He was a long-time resident of Boston.