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By Robert J. Lake

Winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2015- from the British Society for activities History.


From its creation within the mid-late 19th century as a garden-party hobby to its improvement right into a hugely commercialised and professionalised high-performance game, the heritage of tennis in Britain displays very important issues in Britain’s social heritage. within the first entire and significant account of the historical past of tennis in Britain, Robert Lake explains how the game’s ancient roots have formed its modern constitution, and the way the historical past of tennis can let us know a lot concerning the historical past of wider British society.



Since its emergence as a spare-time diversion for landed elites, the dominant tradition in British tennis has been one among amateurism and exclusion, with tennis sitting along cricket and golfing as a motor vehicle for the replica of middle-class values all through wider British society within the 20th and twenty-first centuries. for this reason, the garden Tennis organization has been accused of a failure to advertise inclusion or widen participation, regardless of steadfast efforts to enhance expertise and increase training practices and constructions. Robert Lake examines those topics within the context of the worldwide improvement of tennis and demanding methods of commercialisation and social improvement that experience formed either tennis and wider society.



The social heritage of tennis in Britain is a microcosm of late-nineteenth and twentieth-century British social historical past: sustained classification strength and sophistication clash; struggles for lady emancipation and racial integration; the decline of empire; and, Britain’s transferring dating with the USA, continental Europe, and Commonwealth international locations. This ebook is critical and interesting analyzing for anyone with an curiosity within the background of game or British social history.

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