The Complete Lawn Tennis Player - A. Wallis Myers 1921 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - Fifth Edition [First 1908] With 90 illustrations, including many special action-photographs.

A classic work with fabulous photographic plates. This copy in the extremely scarce dust jacket.
  Arthur Wallis Myers CBE [1878-1939] was an English tennis correspondent, editor, author and player. He is considered to be one of the leading tennis journalists of the first half of the 20th century. He was the lawn tennis correspondent of The Daily Telegraph from 1909 until his death in 1939, the lawn tennis editor of The Field Magazine and author of several books on tennis. During World War I Wallis Myers served in the Ministry of Information.

Myers was a keen tennis player himself and was active mainly in doubles. He played in the mixed doubles at the 1914 World Hard Court Championships with Phyllis Satterthwaite, reaching the semi-finals, and teamed up with Molla Bjurstedt Mallory at the 1923 Monte Carlo tournament. He was the captain of British tennis teams on tour in Europe, South Africa and India.

In 1924 Myers founded the International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain with Lord Balfour, former Prime Minister, as its first President.

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  Condition: Near fine, small booksellers plate, ink mark to front pastedown, toning to endpapers, foxing to top edge, in very good jacket, spine faded and with wear to spine ends.   Ref: 105171   Price: HK$ 1,000