Tennis Art & Photographs Books
The following books contain stunning photographs and artwork on tennis. The
books are listed in alphabetic order of title.
All books are British hardback editions without
dustwrapper (D/W) unless otherwise stated. A description of the condition of
each book is given using the following terms/abbreviations:
Mint - as new; VG - very good condition; Good - obviously used but complete with
no major faults; Ex library - from a public or school library and may contain
the occasional stamp or label but in many cases this is the only indication.
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ART OF TENNIS 1874-1940 - GARY
SCHWARTZ. Wood River; 1990 1st
US Softcover Edition; 171 pages. Fascinating record of tennis as depicted by
magazine covers & illustrations, picture postcards & advertising illustrations.
Lavishly illustrated in colour.
VG £27.50 (approx $46.75)
VG but minor indentations to covers and gift inscription £25.00 (approx $42.50)
GOLF AND TENNIS ILLUSTRATIONS - BOB GIULIANI. Dover Publications; 1994 1st
US Softcover Edition; 32 pages. 105 different copyright-free designs (each in 2
different sizes) depicting men, women and children in a variety of typical poses
and activities associated with these 2 games. Tennis illustrations include
serve, backhand, forehand, holding racket, equipment with many of the players
depicted resembling the pros.
VG £12.50 (approx $21.25)
ICONS OF SPORT - DAVID BALLHEIMER. Kensington West; 1999 1st
Edition; 224 pages. An outstanding collection of photography from Coloursport
celebrating 30 years of excellence in sport. Contains 1000 champions in the form
of 50 icons, 250 greats and 700 stars. Tennis Icons are Borg, Graf, Laver,
Navratilova (1 page with photo on each); Tennis Greats include Becker, Connors,
Evert, Lendl, Hingis, McEnroe, Sampras; Tennis Stars include Agassi, Ashe, Cash,
Davenport, Henman, Kournikova, Nastase, Novotna, Wade.
Mint in Mint D/W £20.00 (approx $34.00)
MATCHBALL - CLAUDE LE BOUL.
Paul Ide Editions; 1992 1st
Belgian Edition; 72 pages. Magnificent, large format book which features
paintings by Claude Le Boul of prominent players from the 1980s onwards.
Includes Agassi, Becker, Connors, Leconte, Navratilova, Lendl, McEnroe, Wilander,
Edberg, Evert, Graf, Chang and Borg. The text (in English and French) includes
quotations from various luminaries describing what tennis means to them. Bjorn
Borg on front cover. A scarce book.
£45.00 (approx $76.50)
MOODS OF TENNIS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY OF THE GAME OF TENNIS IN ALL ITS MOODS.
Moods of Mann; 2000 1st Edition; 160 pages. Large format book printed
on high quality paper which shows through stunning photographs the emotion and
excitement of tennis. Photos cover events from around the world and players from
Near Mint in lightly edgeworn D/W £35.00 (approx $59.50)
PASSING SHOTS - CATHERINE BELL & ROY PETERS.
Muller; 1983 1st Softcover Edition; 112 pages. A large format book
with superb black and white photographs which reflect tennis in the early 1980s.
Includes full page photos of Bjorn Borg, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, John
McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Billie Jean King. Kathy Rinaldi on front
VG £20.00 (approx $34.00)
SPORT AND THE ARTIST: VOLUME 1 BALL GAMES – MARY ANN WINGFIELD. Antique
Collectors Club; 1988 1st Edition; 359 pages. Book looks at the
evolution and development of 27 ball games and the social attitudes to these
sports, thus providing the context in which the artists worked. Separate
chapters on Lawn Tennis, Real Tennis, Racquets & Squash Racquets plus other
racquet sports. Lavishly illustrated.
VG in VG D/W £25.00 (approx $42.50)
TENNIS EXPERIENCE - DIGIACOMO & SCOTT. Windward; 1979 1st
Edition; 256 pages. Hundreds of photos show the tennis world as it has never
been shown before. Photos of all the top players - Navratilova, Shriver, Evert,
McEnroe, Connors plus Andre Agassi aged about 7.
VG in VG D/W £15.00 (approx $25.50)
FASZINATION: SPIELE STARS UND SIEGE – THOMAS EXLER & WERNER STRATENSCHULTE.
BLV; 1988 1st German Edition; 200 pages. Large format German language
book with spectacular photos looking at the fascinating world of tennis – the
players, the tournaments, the big points, the emotions, curiosity cabinet, and
behind the scenes. Photos mainly from 1985 to 1987 include Navratilova, Becker,
Graf, Lendl, Connors, Edberg, McEnroe, Evert.
VG in VG D/W £25.00 (approx $42.50)
TENNIS SUPERSTARS - SUE HEADY. PRC; 1998 1st Edition; 100
pages. Large format book which looks at 50 of the top postwar players. Full page
action photo plus summary of playing record and career highlights for each
player. Includes Agassi, Becker, Connors, Edberg, Henman, Laver, Lendl, McEnroe,
Muster, Nastase, Rafter, Rios, Rusedski, Sampras, Evert, Graf, Hingis,
Kournikova, Navratilova, Pierce, Sabatini, Sanchez and Seles.
Mint in Mint D/W £15.00 (approx $25.50)
TENNIS WORLD TENNIS GALLERY. Pipkin Press; 1990 1st Softcover
Edition; 112 pages. Collection of superb colour photos featuring over 50 of
world's top players - Agassi, Capriati, Graf, Navratilova, Sabatini etc.
VG £12.50 (approx $21.25)
VISIONS OF SPORT. Kensington West; 1993 1st Edition; 158
pages. A celebration of the best photographs from 25 years of Allsport, the
world’s largest independent sports picture agency. This large format colour book
contains 140 spectacular sporting images. The tennis photographs feature Jana
Novotna, Gigi Fernandez, Kenneth Carlsen, John McEnroe, Jim Courier and Boris
VG in VG D/W (minor damage to surface of D/W where label removed) £15.00 (approx
Press; 1996 1st Edition; 143 pages. A sumptuous large format book
written in English, French, German and Spanish containing many of the best
tennis photographs taken over the years by Allsport, the world’s largest
sports picture agency. Features all the top players of recent years.
VG in VG D/W £20.00 (approx $34.00)