First edition of Rod Laver's How to Play Championship Tennis; Inscribed by Him
How to Play Championship Tennis.
Laver, Rod with Jack Pollard.$350.00
Item Number: 1270
New York: MacMillan, 1965.
First American edition of this early work by one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by tennis great Rod Laver on the title page. Light wear, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
Rod Laver is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in tennis history. He was the No. 1 ranked professional from 1964 to 1970, spanning four years before and three years after the start of the Open Era. He also was the No. 1 amateur in 1961–62. Laver's 200 singles titles are the most in tennis history, and he holds the all-time male singles records of 22 titles in a single season (1962) and seven consecutive years (1964–70) winning at least 10 titles per season.