Author: P K Datta
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123007833
This is the second book about Indian tennis that the author has compiled and is much more comprehensive as it covers all aspects of the game from its very beginnings in India, its rules and possibly for the first time, a separate chapter on Women's tennis and their inclusion in Who's Who of tennis.
Most Information and statistics about tennis in India was localized and hence mainly restricted regionally and therefore hard to get and compile. The facts and information now presented in the book will fulfill a long-felt need to make the interspersing and vital information easily available. He has established that tennis tournaments in India did commence in the 19th century.
A very commendable feature of this book is the chapter on women's tennis and a combined men and women's who's who. Another novel feature of this book is the chapter on India in Olympic Tennis. Similarly, the references to Rules of the fame makes the book complete as it covers all facets of the game and as such would prove a good reference to turn to.
REVIEWS & COMMENTS:
For those who are interested in the sage of Indian tennis in all its aspects there will be no better compendium than Datta's A Century of Indian Tennis. A pioneering work in i6s field, I have immensely enjoyed reading the book full of little known and interesting details.
- Jaidip Mukherjea, Captain, Indian Davis Cup Team
A remarkable effort at compiling the history of Tennis and documenting the events and personalities on the Indian scene. In the nineties Tennis has grown in popularity with more children taking up the sport. There is a lack of literature available in order to acquaint themselves with the history of the game. This book fills that void.
- Rajesh Krishnan, Indian Davis Cup Player
HISTORY OF TENNIS
Its Origin and Development
The Championship Wimbledon
Grand Slam's Men's and Women's Singles
10 Great Grand Slam Singles Winners
THE RULES OF TENNIS
Tennis Court Diagram Singles/Doubles
CENTIRY OF INDIAN TENNIS
All India Lawn Tennis Championship
Punjab Lawn Tennis Championship
Bengal Lawn Tennis Championships
WOMEN TENNIS IN INDIA
Notable Events/Records in Women's Tennis
INDIAN DAVIS CUP
A Fascinating Story
India in Davis Cup
Davis Cup Top Players
Some memorable Wins
Davis Cup Champions and Finalists
Davis Cup Honor Roll
OLYMPIC TENNIS AND INDIA
Olympic Golds n- Tennis
India in Olympic Tennis
WHO'WHO OF INDIAN TENNIS
Men and Women