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This site currently contains a detailed listing of around 1,000 tennis books for sale, divided into 25 categories:

Autographed Books Books signed by players and authors.

Biographies Of Tennis Players - MEN Biographies and autobiographies of male tennis players, past and present. Listed alphabetically by player.

Biographies Of Tennis Players - WOMEN Biographies and autobiographies of female tennis players, past and present. Listed alphabetically by player.

Compilation & Miscellaneous Biographies Books containing portraits of more than one player, plus biographies of personalities associated with tennis. Listed alphabetically by title.

Fitness, Training & Sports Medicine How to get fit for tennis plus guides to sports injuries. Listed alphabetically by title.

Histories Of Lawn Tennis General histories of Lawn Tennis plus histories of specific Lawn Tennis Clubs. (Histories of the Grand Slam events and Davis Cup listed under Histories of Lawn Tennis Events). Listed alphabetically by title.

Histories Of Major Lawn Tennis Tournaments Histories of the 4 Grand Slams (Australian Open, French Open, U S Open and Wimbledon) plus the Davis Cup. Listed alphabetically by title within each section.

Humorous Books Humorous books on tennis, including books of cartoons as well as amusing instruction books. Listed alphabetically by title.

Instruction & Coaching Books To 1918 Instruction books published up to 1918. Includes classic books on the subject containing wonderful posed photographs illustrating the strokes. Listed alphabetically by title.

Instruction & Coaching Books 1919 To 1930 Instruction books published between 1919 and 1930. Includes classic books by the stars of this era, including photographs of them demonstrating the strokes. Listed alphabetically by title.

Instruction & Coaching Books 1931 To 1980 Instruction books published between 1931 and 1980. Includes classic books by the stars of this era, including photographs of them demonstrating the strokes. Listed alphabetically by title.

Instruction & Coaching Books 1981 To 2009 Instruction books published after 1981. Includes many books by the stars of this era, including photographs of them demonstrating the strokes. Listed alphabetically by title.

Lawn Tennis Annuals Books packed with information on the game, containing detailed results, tournament records, statistics and biographical details of players. Sub-divided into Ayres Almanacks, Dunlop Annuals, World of Tennis Annuals, ITF Yearbooks, Wimbledon Annuals, Wimbledon Jahrbuch, Wimbledon Le Livre Officiel, Roland Garros Annuals, Racquet & Tennis Club Books, and Other Annuals & Yearbooks. Listed by publication date within each section.

Life On The Tour Behind the scenes on the professional tennis tours, giving an insight into what life is really like as a tennis professional. Listed alphabetically by title.

Media Guides Aimed at journalists these books contain a wealth of information; the media guides on the women's and men's games include a factsheet on each player plus results and many photographs. The event media guides contain details of the competing players plus results from previous years. Listed by publication date within each section.

Miscellaneous Books Books that do not fit into the other categories! Listed alphabetically by title.

Novels & Poetry Fiction with a tennis theme for both children and adults. Also contains novels with an attractive tennis scene on the cover, plus poetry with a tennis theme. Listed alphabetically by title.

Real Tennis & Other Racket Sports & Croquet Books Books on other racket sports - Real Tennis (also known as Royal Tennis and Court Tennis), Fives, Rackets & Squash Rackets, Table Tennis and Croquet. Includes coaching & rules, and histories of these sports.  Listed alphabetically by title within each section.

Reference, Encyclopaedias & Record Books Facts and figures related to Lawn Tennis. Listed alphabetically by title.

Schoolgirl Annuals Large format hardback books containing a variety of short stories with at least one story with a tennis theme. The books often have an attractive tennis cover plus, in some of the books, puzzles, things to do and make, and factual articles.Listed alphabetically by title.

Tennis Anthologies & Quotations Books of tennis writings and quotations with contributions from top writers and players. Listed alphabetically by title.

Tennis Art & Photographs Books Books containing stunning photographs and artwork on tennis. These books are mainly large format and printed on high quality paper. Listed alphabetically by title.

Tennis Court Construction & Maintenance Technical information about building and maintaining tennis courts. Listed alphabetically by title.

Tennis Trivia & Quiz Books Books containing trivia and quiz questions with a tennis theme. Listed alphabetically by title.

WTA Tour, ATP Tour & ITF Official Rulebooks These books are intended to help tournaments, players, officials and the media understand the the rules and regulations of the professional tours. They contain details of tournament categories, player commitments, tour tournament & player responsibilities, prize money, code of conduct etc. Listed by publication date within each section.


All books listed on this site are hardback editions in English language unless otherwise stated. Dustwrappers (D/W) are only present where mentioned. Great care has been taken in compiling this listing, the condition of each book being assessed using the following standard terminology:

                                MINT     - as new                                

                                VG           - very good condition        

                                GOOD    - obviously secondhand but complete

                                POOR     - worn condition; a reading copy only

Minor blemishes, such as inscriptions, are not always noted but any faults to the book are clearly identified in the descriptions. Some books are ex-library - most will have the occasional stamp or label but in many cases this is the only clue that they are ex-library copies. If you require any further information about any of the items do contact us.

As stock is continually changing please email Tennis Collectables with a list of the item(s) you are interested in. We will then get back to you with details of postage costs. All prices include postage within the UK; overseas customers will be charged postage it costs around $6 to send an average hardback book by Priority Airmail to the USA. We can accept payment by PayPal, Sterling cheques and Postal Orders, and International Money Orders in sterling.

If you require any further information about any of the items do contact us.