ReviewsThe first edition awarded the 1999 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles award
Reviews of the first edition:
A definitive account of tennis a splayed from the Middle Ages to the present... will sate the curiosity of the most avid tennis enthusiast.
Well Researched... [Gillmeister] keeps a light tone even when vilifying minute details like the physical layout of Henry V's tennis court.
. . . the book is exemplary, and the scholarship particularly of the first five chapters sets a high standard for the history of any sport.
American Studies International
For any budding tennis historian it’s required reading.
Robert McNicol, Librarian, Kenneth Richie Wimbledon Library on Wimbledon.com
If you’re into the true nitty-gritty of tennis history, this one is for you.
Tennis Identity Summer Bookshelf 2017