"The next point - that's all you must think about": First Edition of Rod Laver's How To Play Winning Tennis; Inscribed by Him

  • How To Play Winning Tennis.

How To Play Winning Tennis.

Item Number: 1265

London: Pelham Books, 1964.

First edition of the tennis legends first book. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “John Good Luck Rod Laver.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel.

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.