New York, NY, July 03, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Tennis fans searching for an historical fix each day of the year should look no farther than the New Chapter Press-published book "On This Day In Tennis History." The book is a calendar-like compilation of historical and unique anniversaries, events and happenings from the world of tennis through the years - written by Randy Walker, the sports marketing and media specialist, tennis historian and former U.S. Tennis Association press officer.
Tennis.com and Tennis Channel are both sourcing the historical tennis compilation as part of their daily coverage of Wimbledon.
“On This Day In Tennis History” ($19.95, 528 pages, available here on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/This-Tennis-History-Day---Day/dp/0942257421/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341143148&sr=1-1&keywords=on+this+day+in+tennis+history), is a fun and fact-filled, this compilation offers anniversaries, summaries, and anecdotes of events from the world of tennis for every day in the calendar year. Presented in a day-by-day format, the entries into this mini-encyclopedia include major tournament victory dates, summaries of the greatest matches ever played, trivia, and statistics as well as little-known and quirky happenings. Easy-to-use and packed with fascinating details, the book is the perfect companion for tennis and general sports fans alike and is an excellent gift idea for the holiday season. The book features fascinating and unique stories of players such as John McEnroe, Don Budge, Maria Sharapova, Bill Tilden, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova among many others. On This Day In Tennis History is available for purchase via on-line book retailers and in bookstores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. More information on the book can be found at www.tennishistorybook.com.
Said Hall of Famer Jim Courier of the book, "On This Day In Tennis History is a fun read that chronicles some of the most important—and unusual—moments in the annals of tennis. Randy Walker is an excellent narrator of tennis history and has done an incredible job of researching and compiling this entertaining volume," said tennis historian Joel Drucker, author of Jimmy Connors Saved My Life, "An addictive feast that you can enjoy every possible way—dipping in for various morsels, devouring it day-by-day, or selectively finding essential ingredients. As a tennis writer, I will always keep this book at the head of my table," said Bill Mountford, former Director of Tennis of the USTA National Tennis Center, "On This Day In Tennis History is an easy and unique way to absorb the greatest—and most quirky—moments in tennis history. It's best read a page a day!"
Walker is a writer, tennis historian and freelance publicist and sports marketer. A 12-year veteran of the USTA Marketing and Communications Division, he served as the press officer for the U.S. Davis Cup team from 1997 to 2005 and for the U.S. Olympic tennis teams in 1996, 2000 and 2004. He also served as the long-time editor of the U.S. Open Record Book during his tenure at the USTA from 1993 to 2005.
Founded in 1987, New Chapter Press (www.NewChapterMedia.com) is also the publisher of "Roger Federer: Quest for Perfection" by Rene Stauffer (www.RogerFedererBook.com), "The Bud Collins History of Tennis" by Bud Collins, "The Education of a Tennis Player" by Rod Laver with Bud Collins, "The Wimbledon Final That Never Was" by Sidney Wood, "Acing Depression: A Tennis Champion's Toughest Match" by Cliff Richey and Hilaire Richey Kallendorf (www.CliffRicheyBook.com), "Titanic: The Tennis Story" by Lindsay Gibbs, "Jan Kodes: A Journey To Glory From Behind The Iron Curtain" by Jan Kodes with Peter Kolar, "Tennis Made Easy" by Kelly Gunterman, "The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time” by Steve Flink, "A Player's Guide To USTA League Tennis" by Tony Serksnis, "Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games" by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli (www.Boycott1980.com), "The Lennon Prophecy" by Joe Niezgoda (www.TheLennonProphecy.com), "Bone Appetit, Gourmet Cooking For Your Dog" by Susan Anson, "How To Sell Your Screenplay" by Carl Sautter, "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According To Hoyle" by Stewart Wolpin, "People's Choice Guide Cancun" by Eric Rabinowitz, "Lessons from the Wild" by Shayamal Vallabhjee among others.
New Chapter Press Media Relations
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Or the Author Directly
Randy Walker, 917-770-0843 or Randolphswalker@gmail.com