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. 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.