Morecambe Library’s top 10 tennis-themed books

John Bercow's Tennis Maestros
John Bercow's Tennis Maestros

As Wimbledon continues, we take a look at 10 of Morecambe Library’s favourite tennis-related books.

1 Wimbledon: The Official History – John Barrett

The ultimate guide to Wimbledon, tracing the history of the club.

2 Seventy-Seven: My Road To Wimbledon Glory – Andy Murray

This book looks back at Andy’s career and the work he puts in to keep himself at the top.

3 The Outside: My Autobiography – Jimmy Connors

Jimmy shares his life story including his rivalry with John McEnroe and romance with Chris Evert.

4 Tennis Maestros: The Twenty Greatest Male Players Of All Time – John Bercow

The author looks at a range of facts and figures to come up with 20 of the top male players.

5 Love Game: A History Of Tennis, From Victorian Pastime To Global Phenomenon – Elizabeth Wilson

A look at the history of tennis and some of its colourful characters.

6 Rafa: My Story – Rafael Nadal with John Carlin

The autobiography of the youngest player to complete a Grand Slam in 2010.

7 Ivan Lendl: The Man Who Made Murray – Mark Hodgkinson

A look at how past tennis ace, Ivan Lendl, would go on to have such a big influence on Andy Murray’s career.

8 Rod Laver: An Autobiography – Rod Laver

The life and career of the winner of the most singles titles in tennis history.

9 Break Point: The Inside Story Of Modern Tennis – Kevin Mitchell

How Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray tackled the challenge of a new breed of tennis players taking to the courts.

10 Centre Court: The Jewel In Wimbledon’s Crown

Some of Centre Court’s epic battles plus memorabilia from the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum feature in this collection.

All of these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit or to reserve your copy.