Anthony Wilding on how to become a tennis champion – archive, 14 May 1912

14 May 1912: Tips from the highly successful New Zealand player are in his new book, On the Court and Off

On the Court and Off. By Anthony F Wilding. London: Methuen and Co. Pp. xiv. 273. 5s net.

Mr Wilding says that he will not apologise for writing this book, and why should he? The pity is that so few really great players at outdoor games should have both the inclination and ability to let us into their secrets, explain how they have done the trick, encourage the beginner to think that, if he only had some of their advantages, he, too, might get somewhere near a championship by taking thought and following their precepts.

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