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Wimbledon

Visions of The Championships

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By Ian Hewitt and Bob Martin

Foreword by Tim Henman

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ISBN: 9781907637124

Format: Hardback

Pages: 256

Size: 300 x 240

Weight: 1450grammes

Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Published: June 2011

Winner of the Best Illustrated Book category at the 2012 British Sports Book Awards

Wimbledon: Visions of The Championships is a breathtaking photographic celebration of the world’s oldest and most famous tennis championships.

Featuring more than 300 stunning photographs, the book captures the glorious diversity of people, action and moods that make up the unique character and atmosphere of Wimbledon during the magical summer fortnight when a small corner of London SW19 becomes the centre of the sporting world.

Compiled by a team led by multi-award winning sports photographer Bob Martin, Wimbledon: Visions of The Championships is bursting with wonderful Wimbledon images featuring the stars of the world game. Beyond that it goes behind the scenes and to new and varied vantage points, angles and perspectives to tell the story of The Championships, from dawn to dusk, through the lenses of some of the world's top tennis photographers.

About the author

A committee member of the All England Club, Ian Hewitt was the co-author of Centre Court: The Jewel in Wimbledon’s Crown.
Bob Martin is one of the world’s most celebrated sports photographers. He has won no fewer than 63 awards including British Sports Photographer of the Year three times and won the ‘Sports Picture of the Year’ award at the World Press Photo Awards in 2005.

Quotes

Rammed full of incredible imagery of SW19
tennishead magazine, June 2011

A plethora of fascinating behind the scenes details
Sunday Express, June 2011

Reviews

Sporting Life

June 2011

'Wimbledon, Visions of the Championships' embodies the style and colour that sums up what has become THE showpiece event for Grand Slam event.

Beautifully and powerfully illustrated over 256 glossy pages, it provides a stunning insight into what makes Wimbledon tick.

From dawn to dusk, every moment of the daily excitement in SW19 is captured by Ian Hewitt and Bob Martin.

They go where few have been before to provide behind-the-scenes-access to some of the moments that don't often make it onto camera. And that's partly what sets this book apart.

All the biggest stars of modern-day tennis are included - from Nadal to Federer, from Murray to the Williams sisters.

The pictures as you'd expect are superb, but it's the sheer variety and scope of what is included that sets the book apart.

Many coffee-table books are just that, to be seen and not opened. You might want to do a bit more than that with this one. A cracking read, and the perfect fashion accessory for any stylish living room.

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