The following books have all been signed by players or
authors. This section has been subdivided into Books
Signed By Players (listed in alphabetic order of player surname) and
Books Signed By Author (listed in alphabetic order
of title). For other autographed items see
Autographed Items and
within the Collectables section.
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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BOOKS SIGNED BY PLAYERS
JESTER: MY STORY – MANSOUR BAHRAMI.
Trust; 2009 1st English Edition; 185 pages. The story of Mansour
Bahrami’s extraordinary life from childhood in Tehran to leading player (and
showman) on the Seniors Circuit. B&W photos.
Mint SIGNED BY MANSOUR BAHRAMI ON HALF-TITLE PAGE £35.00 (approx
BJORN BORG MY LIFE AND GAME - GENE SCOTT.
Sidgwick & Jackson; 1980 1st Edition; 171 pages. Borg's story of his
life in tennis with some chapters on instruction and strategy. B&W photographs
in VG D/W MAGAZINE PHOTO OF BORG HOLDING WIMBLEDON TROPHY PASTED ONTO
TITLE PAGE – PICTURE SIGNED BY BJORN BORG £45.00 (approx $76.50)
UNCOVERED: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF
PAT CASH - PAT CASH. Greenwater;
2002 1st Edition; 333 pages. Pat Cash's controversial autobiography.
16 pages of photos.
Mint in Mint D/W SIGNED BY PAT CASH £35.00 (approx $59.50)
YOURSELF OUT: STAYING FIT AFTER 35 - JIMMY CONNORS & NEIL GORDON.
1992 1st US Edition; 246 pages. Jimmy Connors reveals the daily
exercise programme that kept him at the top for so long. Suitable for everyone
from the professional athlete to the average over-30.
Near Mint in lightly edgeworn D/W INSCRIBED 'MATT, BEST ALWAYS, JIMMY
CONNORS' £40.00 (approx $68.00)
KITTY GODFREE: LADY OF A GOLDEN AGE - GEOFFREY GREEN. Kingswood; 1987 1st
Edition; 129 pages. Biography of Britains Wimbledon Ladies Champion of 1924 and
VG in VG D/W SIGNED 'KITTY GODFREE
1991' £50.00 (approx $85.00)
SERIOUS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY - JOHN
MCENROE. Little Brown; 2002
Reprint Edition; 346 pages. John McEnroe's revealing autobiography. 16 pages of
Mint in Mint D/W SIGNED BY JOHN MCENROE £45.00 (approx $76.50)
TOTAL ZONE - MARTINA NAVRATILOVA & LIZ NICKLES. Hodder & Stoughton; 1994
1st UK Edition; 246 pages. Martina's first novel is a thriller based in the
world of international professional tennis and uncovers a startling story of
abuse, suicide and murder.
Mint in D/W but
top corners of boards and dustwrapper bumped SIGNED ‘MARTINA’ BY
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA £40.00 (approx $68.00)
VG in lightly
edgeworn D/W SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE ‘MARTINA’ BY MARTINA NAVRATILOVA
£40.00 (approx $68.00)
SHOTS: PAM SHRIVER ON TOUR - PAM SHRIVER, FRANK DEFORD & SUSAN ADAMS.
McGraw Hill; 1987 1st US
Edition; 211 pages. Pam Shriver's candid record of her life on and off the court
VG D/W SIGNED BY PAM SHRIVER £30.00 (approx $51.00)
PLACES AND FAULTS - WILLIAM T TILDEN.
Robert Hale; 1938 1st Edition;
304 pages. Biographical details of the early part of Tilden's career together
with sections containing his views on women's tennis, the characters of the game
and the famous people he met through his tennis. This book is increasingly
difficult to obtain.
extremely scarce D/W (small loss & tears to edges of jacket) This copy has been
signed on the front endpaper by Bill Tilden - SIGNED ‘TO DICK, WITH THANKS
FOR MANY PLEASANT TIMES, SINCERELY BILL, Wm T TILDEN 2nd, CANNES,
AUGUST 27, 38' £300.00 (approx $510.00)
MY STORY: A CHAMPION'S MEMOIRS -
WILLIAM T TILDEN. Hellman
Williams; 1948 1st US Edition; 336 pages. Written at the end of his
career, Bill Tilden recalls his lifetime in tennis in this scarce book. 40
(light edgewear to covers) BOOK IS INSCRIBED ‘PROPERTY OF MARY & CHARLES
HARE’ who were both top ranked British players of the 1930s and 1940s
£75.00 (approx $127.50)
TENNIS TODAY - CHRISTINE TRUMAN. Arthur Barker; 1961 1st Edition; 119 pages.
Autobiography of the British player who went on to be a Wimbledon finalist and
is now a well known BBC Radio commentator. Many photographs.
Good in edgeworn
D/W (some loss to ends of spine) PASTED TO TITLE PAGE IS WHITE CARD SIGNED 'BEST WISHES CHRISTINE
TRUMAN' £20.00 (approx $34.00)
LADIES OF THE COURT - VIRGINIA WADE WITH JEAN RAFFERTY. Pavilion; 1984 1st
Edition; 192 pages. Celebration of a century of women at Wimbledon with a look
at all the characters of the womens game. Lavishly illustrated.
VG D/W (upper edge of boards lightly faded) WHITE CARD SIGNED ‘BEST
WISHES, VIRGINIA WADE’ PASTED TO HALF TITLE PAGE £30.00
BOOKS SIGNED BY AUTHORS
Dunlop Lawn Tennis Almanack 1950. 336 pages (cover creased)
signed on title
page ‘With best wishes Pat Hughes) £25.00 (approx $42.50)
GALLERY OF CHAMPIONS - HELEN HULL JACOBS. Alvin Redman; 1951 1st UK
Edition; 224 pages. 15 chapters on the greats of the women's game - Lenglen,
Wills, Sperling, Marble, Round, Mallory, Betz, Mathieu, Aussem.
Brough, Osborne, Nuthall, Scriven.
in very worn/torn/repaired D/W (front flap of D/W missing) BOOK SIGNED ON
FRONT ENDPAPER BY VETERAN BBC COMMENTATOR MAX ROBERTSON; MAX ROBERTSON’S
BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTEDOWN £20.00
GOLDEN BOY: THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF LEW HOAD A TENNIS LEGEND - LARRY HODGSON & DUDLEY JONES.
DSM; 2001 1st Softcover Edition; 242 pages. Excellent biography of
Australian tennis legend Lew Hoad. Looks at his incredible on-court feats plus
the colourful and dramatic events off-court. 32 pages of b&w photographs.
INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE BY LARRY HODGSON & DUDLEY JONES £20.00
GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY - STEVE FLINK WITH FOREWORD
BY CHRIS EVERT. Rutledge; 1999 1st
US Edition; 277 pages. The author presents his selection of 30 greatest
tennis matches from Lenglen v Wills at Cannes in 1926 to Hingis v Graf at French
Open in 1999. Includes matches featuring Tilden, Perry, Budge, Connolly, Hoad,
Gonzales, Bueno, King, Laver, Nastase, Evert, Navratilova, McEnroe, Lendl,
Edberg, Seles, Becker and Sampras. Each match is analysed with a prologue and
epilogue. Many photos.
Near Mint in Near Mint D/W SIGNED ‘BEST WISHES STEVE FLINK’ £30.00
IVAN LENDL'S POWER TENNIS - IVAN LENDL & EUGENE SCOTT.
Stanley Paul; 1983 1st Softcover Edition; 120 pages. Lendl reveals
the techniques that made him World Number 1. Many photos of Lendl.
VG SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE BY VETERAN BBC COMMENTATOR MAX ROBERTSON
£15.00 (approx $25.50)
MCENROE: TAMING THE TALENT -
RICHARD EVANS. Bloomsbury; 1990
1st Edition; 216 pages. An update of the authorised biography of
VG in VG D/W SIGNED BY RICHARD EVANS ‘TO DUDLEY, WITH VERY BEST REGARDS,
RICHARD, ROLAND GARROS 1990’ £30.00 (approx $51.00)
MY LIFE WITH THE PROS - BUD COLLINS. Dutton; 1990 1st US Softcover
Edition; 368 pages. Anecdote filled history of the professional game and its
players past and present by one of America's most popular sportscasters and
VG (crease to corner of cover) CONTAINS LETTER INSCRIBED 'TO HELEN, THANKS
FOR READING AND LISTENING. BEST WISHES BUD COLLINS, 23-6-98' £20.00
OFF THE RACKET: TENNIS HIGHLIGHTS &
LOWDOWNS - PHILIP B HAWK.
American Lawn Tennis; 1937 1st US Edition; 391 pages. A highly
readable and entertaining book. It is the author's personal recollections of
tennis from its early days through to the 1930s, containing numerous anecdotes
on the leading personalities of the time. Many illustrations both photographic
and cartoons. Scarce.
VG (some wrinkling to cloth of rear cover probably caused by water; there is
some very minor wrinkling to the last 50 pages; otherwise book is in lovely
clean condition) SIGNED ON FRONT ENDPAPER BY PHILIP B HAWK £125.00
HISTORY OF COLSTON LAWN TENNIS CLUB, BROADWELL OXFORDSHIRE – DAVID OAKEY.
David Oakey; 1982 1st
Softcover Edition; 74 pages. A history of the Colston Lawn Tennis Club in
Oxfordshire from 1896 to 1980. A fascinating glimpse into the history of tennis
from the early sedate game to more recent times when Tim Henman played matches
at Colston as a junior. Many b&w photos.
VG SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE BY DAVID OAKEY £12.50 (approx $21.25)
TENNIS A CUT ABOVE THE REST - CHRIS RONALDSON. Ronaldson Pubs; 1985 1st
Edition; 175 pages. A coaching book on real tennis aimed at both the beginner
and experienced player. The final section of the book includes the author’s
reminiscences of tournaments that he has played throughout the world.
VG in VG D/W (previous owner bookplate) SIGNED ON FRONT ENDPAPER ‘WITH
VERY BEST WISHES FROM CHRIS RONALDSON, 14/4/85’ £40.00 (approx $68.00)
TOUGH DRAW: THE PATH TO TENNIS GLORY - ELIOT BERRY. Henry Holt; 1992 1st US
Edition; 320 pages. Berry follows the pro circuit during 1990 & 1991 and records
his impressions of the top players - Agassi, Graf, Becker, Connors, Capriati,
Edberg, Navratilova etc.
VG in VG D/W INSCRIBED 'FOR LARRY WHOSE GOOD SPIRIT WAS SO NICE TO BE AROUND
ELIOT BERRY' £35.00 (approx $59.50)