One of the unmistakable signs of summer is the Wimbledon Championships. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world with 2012 marking the 126th Championship. The first tournament was held in 1877 with only one event--Gentleman's Singles. The Ladies' Singles event was added in 1884.
This weekend enjoy strawberries and cream and these books about tennis.
Borg versus McEnroe: the Greatest Rivalry, the Greatest Match by Malcolm Folley
Folley tells the story of the 1980 showdown between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, considered one of the greatest Wimbledon matches of all time.
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis by Tony Hawks
After making a drunken bet, travel writer Hawks sets off on a quest to locate the members of the Moldovan football team and beat them at tennis.
The Rivals: Chris Evert vs Martina Navratilova: Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship by Johnette Howard
This book documents not only the competition between Evert and Navratilova, but also the great changes in women's tennis during the era.
A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played by Marshall Jon Fisher
In 1937, with the world on the brink of war, the crucial match of the Davis Cup was between American Don Budge and German aristocrat Gottfried von Cramm.
Murder is My Racquet edited by Otto Penzler
A collection of 14 mystery stories featuring tennis by authors like Lisa Scottoline and Stephen Hunter.