Tennis Court Construction & Maintenance Books
The following books all contain technical information about building and maintaining tennis courts. 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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BUILD YOUR OWN TENNIS COURT – S BLACKWELL DUNCAN.
1979 1st US Edition; 249 pages. A comprehensive manual on building
your own tennis court. Guides you clearly step-by-step from the beginning of
construction to the first game of tennis you play on your finished court.
VG (light edgewear to covers and small area of surface damage to front board)
£25.00 (approx $42.50)
ITF APPROVED TENNIS BALLS &
CLASSIFIED COURT SURFACES.
Softcover booklets detailing approved tennis balls and court surfaces. Approved
Tennis Balls are listed with manufacturers contact details, plus test procedures
and regulations. Court surfaces are also classified with a listing of
manufacturers and test procedures and regulations.
January 2001 Edition; 40 pages. VG £5.00 (approx $8.50)
KNOTTING AND NETTING – LESLIE WOOLLARD.
W & G Foyle Ltd; 1953 Edition; 87 pages. Practical handbook on knotting and
netting techniques which includes a description on how to make sports nets –
lawn tennis, badminton and table tennis nets. Illustrated by line drawings.
VG in edgeworn D/W £10.00 (approx $17.00)
AND SPORTS GREENS: A MODERN GUIDE TO LAWN MAKING AND MANAGEMENT – A J MACSELF.
Collingridge; ?1932 1st Edition; 134 pages. Comprehensive manual on
growing the perfect lawn with some advice relating to lawn tennis courts and
croquet lawns. Illustrated with b&w photos and line drawings.
VG in edgeworn D/W £12.50 (approx $21.25) SOLD
AND SPORTS GROUNDS – MARTIN SUTTON.
Sons; 1962 1st Edition; 248 pages. Comprehensive manual on the
establishment and management of lawns including chapters on tennis lawns,
bowling greens, cricket grounds. Illustrated by b&w photos.
VG in edgeworn D/W £12.50 (approx $21.25)
GREENS AND TENNIS COURTS: HOW TO MAKE THEM AND KEEP THEM.
& Son; not dated but early 1940s Softcover Edition; 32 pages. Booklet issued
by the Wolverhampton based grass seed specialists John Knight & Sons. Advice
on how to make a lawn – preparation, drainage, levelling uneven ground, seed
or turf?, when to sow, methods of sowing, watering, cutting, nourishment,
watering etc etc. Includes details on preparing tennis courts. Illustrated by
b&w photos and line drawings.
VG (staples rusting) £15.00 (approx $25.50)
PRACTICAL LAWNCRAFT - R B DAWSON.
Crosby Lockwood & Son; 1949 Revised Edition; 315 pages plus adverts. A
comprehensive reference book covering the construction of lawns and the
maintenance of various kinds of turf, with many photographic illustrations.
Includes chapter covering lawn tennis courts, bowling greens and croquet lawns.
VG but cover very faded at spine £12.50 (approx $21.25) SOLD
TURF – I G
Faber; 1948 1st Edition; 141 pages. A book about the making and
maintenance of tennis courts, golf greens, bowling greens and playing pitches.
Written in 1948 it looks at how to restore lawns and courts from the neglected
condition they were in immediately post war. Illustrated by b&w photos.
VG (ex college library copy with usual inkstamps) £7.50 (approx $12.75)
– IAN GREENFIELD.
1962 1st Edition; 364 pages. Authoritative reference book on turf
culture aimed at professional groundsmen and those interested in the many
aspects of turf culture. Includes chapters on Soils, Grass, Turf Formation, Turf
Nutrition, Machinery, Turf Management, Diseases, Pests, Weeds and Turf Abroad.
Illustrated by b&w photos.
VG in worn D/W (ex library copy with usual inkstamps etc) £12.50 (approx $21.25)