TENNIS IN NEW YORK
The History of the Most Influential Sport in the Most Influential City in the World
By Dale G. Caldwell and Nancy Gill McShea
For almost a century New York has been the "Tennis Capital of the World". This amazing place is the home to the US Open, the largest annually occurring sporting event in the world, and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the most powerful governing body in the sport. Tennis in New York is the first book that explores the fascinating history and acknowledges the legendary people that have made New York the center of the tennis universe.
The book treats readers to the amazing stories of:
1. the development of lawn tennis in England and its journey to New York
2. the founding of the USTA and the Eastern Tennis Association (ETA)
3. the incredible people and events making tennis and the US Open what it is today.
It also includes a wonderful collection of rare pictures that paint a vivid portrait of the influence of tennis in this region of the world.
Tennis in New York provides a snapshot of the achievements of the most successful players and administrators in the most powerful city in the world. It concludes with more than 100 detailed profiles of Eastern Hall of Famers like Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Vitas Gerulaitis and Althea Gibson. This book is a treasured keepsake for anyone that loves tennis, New York or the US Open.