The Game of Lawn Tennis by “Cavendish” 1890

  • The Game of Lawn Tennis
  • Cavendish
  • 9th Ed 1890

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The Game of Lawn Tennis by “Cavendish” 1890 9th Edition

With authorised laws this edition no longer includes Badminton. A very clean copy of 1890, complete with tight pages. I would describe this volume as very good. Apart from two rubs to the top of the front boards this book would be deemed excellent. The laws of the game and instructions of how to run tournaments are written in detail.

In 1869 Jones joined the All England Croquet Club, which had been founded the previous year. He was later voted onto the club’s committee and was Secretary for a brief period in 1871. In 1875 Jones proposed that one of the club’s croquet lawns should be set aside for playing lawn tennis, which proved to be a significant step. In 1877, Club Secretary John Walsh proposed that a lawn tennis championship be held, and “Wimbledon” was born. Jones and two other prominent men, Julian Marshall and John Moyer Heathcote, formed a sub-committee to frame the rules, many of which survive today, and Jones was referee at The Championships from 1877 to 1885.