The Centre Court Story-Wimbledon
Brady, Maurice. The Centre Court Story-Wimbledon. First Edition. 1954. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—a bright and clean copy with just a trace of fraying to the corners of the jacket. Introduction by Jaroslav Drobny.
To quote Patrick Du Pré, one Wimbledon centre court story is that the weather is very reliable. “Either it’s rainy with sunny intervals or sunny with rainy intervals.” Even so, Wimbledon is consistently the year’s most anxiously awaited tournament in tennis. This book reviews the history of this grand event, with emphasis on some of the greats who have played there—Bill Tilden, Suzanne Lenglen, and many others. Includes several sections of wonderful b & w photogravure plates.
“To be Wimbledon champion means to have the world ‘gunning’ for you—it gives opponents an added incentive to win.”