Hear the balls hit the rackets and the sound of the players moving across the court as the tension mounts and the tournament begins. Wood tells the tale of how Shields was ordered by the U. Kinda breezed through those pages. Sidney Wood won the 1931 Wimbledon title by default over Frank Shieldshis school buddy, doubles partner, roommate, and Davis Cup teammatein one of the most curious episodes in sports history. Wood tells the tale of how Shields was ordered by the U. Wood tells the tale of how Shields was ordered by the U.
Wood tells the tale of how Shields was ordered by the U. Donald Budge, another tennis champion, founded Budge-Wood Laundry services in Manhattan. Also included are a compilation of short stories that deliver fascinating anecdotes of the 1930s and a signature document of the play and styles of 20th-century tennis legends. At the end of his life he wrote them down; and after his death his son, David, collected them for this booklet. One thing holds true as you hear his voice: Sydney was determined, persistent and filled with tons of adrenaline every time he took the court.
He credited his uncle with introducing him to tennis. In some areas, David Wood weaves narration to provide context. Hear the story told in the voice of the legendary tennis player Sydney Wood, himself. Wood, who was born November 1, 1911, in Black Rock, Connecticut, and grew up in New York City, was plagued for the first decade of his life with health issues that nearly killed him. There is no spectator event quite like Wimbledon. Three years later the story conti. For those interested in understanding more about the sport, Sydney Wood provided this as an added bonus in Chapter 39.
I think this book covers that. In his 97 years, until his passing in 2009, he knew and watched them all as few have ever put pen to paper so well. Colin Wood is the subject in Diane Arbus' famous 1962 photograph Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park. Tennis Association not to compete in the championship match so that he could rest his injured knee in preparation for an upcoming Davis Cup match. Of the 177 pages, only 13 are devoted on 'the final that never was'.
Some of the personalities also featured in the book include Grace Kelly, Groucho Marx, Gary Cooper, Mark McCormack, Bobby Fischer, The Shah of Iran, Errol Flynn and others. This is appropriately accomplished in a sparing and unobtrusive manner. Also included are a compilation of short stories that deliver fascinating anecdotes of the 1930s and a signature document of the play and styles of 20th-century tennis legends. Shields sprained a knee in his semifinal match and dropped out of the final. November 1, 1911 — January 10, 2009 was an American tennis player. Wood met his fourth wife, Patricia, during the 1950s she said.
Wood was also the only tennis player to win a Wimbledon championship by default. I learned a lot of noisy music. He has witnessed some of the greatest names in the sport producing some of their most dazzling performances--from Navratilova to the Williams sisters, from Borg to Federer--while assisting with the requirements of and demands on today's high-profile professional tennis players. Wood, who could be called the greatest story teller tennis ever had, also relates fascinating anecdotes and stories that involve famous personalities from Hollywood and across the globe. His third wife, Suzanne Mulligan, gave him his third and fourth sons, Colin of Los Angeles and David of Woodside, Queens.
In the introduction, David Wood notes that bedtime was different for the children of their Wimbledon champion father, who thrilled them not with fairy tales, but with stories of Bill Tilden, Don Budge, and other early 20th century tennis legends. Wood tells the tale of how Shields was ordered by the U. Prior, Stu Forster Hardcover from Pelican Pub Co by John Parsons Hardcover from Pelican Pub Co by Allsport Photo, Allsport Photo Hardcover from Trafalgar Square by John Parsons, Clive Brunskill, Gary M. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph. Heck, didn't even realize there was a walkover final. This is followed by one to three page stories about Chaplin, Flynn or Cooper. He returned to Wimbledon several more times, and became the singles champion in 1931 when he was just 19 years old, making him the youngest player to ever win the event, an achievement that stood until 1985, when Boris Becker won the tournament at the age of 17.
Wood tells the tale of how Shields was ordered by the U. The couple had no children together, but the nuptials gave him two stepdaughters, Robin née Roche Pickett and Hilary née Roche Ross. The only time in the history of Wimbledon that the men's singles final was not played is told in detail by the crowned champion in this illuminating tennis biography. He was the third youngest winner of the Wimbledon Championships, which he won in 1931 at the age of 19 after Frank Shields withdrew due to an ankle injury. David Wood is Sidney's son. Wood was ranked in the world's Top 10 five times between 1931 and 1938, and was ranked World No. But it is also on this same turf that some of the game's finest have faltered, often because they were unable to master the very thing that gave lawn tennis it's name--the grass.
New Media Chapter Publishing has published several good books om tennis: Quest for perfection, Education or a tennis player and of course The Bud Collins history of tennis. Sydney Wood, thank you for sharing your life, your career and your stories. But seriously, how much more could be written about a match that didn't take place? His East End roots go back to childhood summers in East Hampton and playing tennis at the Meadow Club in Southampton as a teenager. He was supposed to face Frank Shields in 1931, but Mr. David Wood of Queens, N. Sidney Wood won the 1931 Wimbledon title by default over Frank Shields his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate, and Davis Cup teammate in one of the most curious episodes in sports history.
I had all the possible illnesses you could have, the worst probably tuberculosis. His family had moved him to Tucson, Arizona, hoping to improve his health, he said. Sidney Wood won the 1931 Wimbledon title by default over Frank Shields--his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate, and Davis Cup teammate--in one of the most curious episodes in sports history. He was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1964. 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.