The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players Of All Time by Sandra HarwittThe Greatest Jewish Tennis Players Of All Time by Sandra Harwitt

The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players Of All Time

bySandra Harwitt

Paperback | October 13, 2014

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Unique among other books on tennis, this guide to the best and most influential Jewish tennis players in the history of the sport includes features and biographies of the greatest players, stories of both break-out success and anti-Semitism, and the history of tennis in the Maccabiah Games. The book features information on the surprising number of former and current Jewish tennis players in the game, including a few very well-known players who have partial Jewish heritage. Beginning with the Italian Baron Umberto de Morpurgo in the 1920s, readers will meet a fascinating cast of internationally acclaimed Jewish players and learn their stories, including that of the best German player who was prevented from playing by the Nazis, the player who competed on both the men’s and women’s tour, the only fully Jewish player to rank number one in the world, and the player who was denied entry into a country to play a Women’s Tennis Association tournament—in the 21st century. This history also discusses the ways in which Jewish individuals have been instrumental behind the scenes, playing key roles in the growth of tennis into one of the world’s most popular sports.
Sandra Harwitt is a freelance sportswriter who specializes in tennis. Over the course of her career, she has covered more than 70 Grand Slam tournaments for media outlets such as the Associated Press,,, the Miami Herald, the New York Times, and Tennis magazine. She is a member of the International Tennis Writers’ Ass...
Title:The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players Of All TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.4 inPublished:October 13, 2014Publisher:New Chapter PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193755936X

ISBN - 13:9781937559366

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