The Art of Lawn Tennis

September 13, 2019
William Tilden
1921
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Tonight, we’ll be reading from "The Art of Lawn Tennis", written by William “Big Bill” Tilden, published in 1921. Tilden was considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Born into wealth, Tilden earned large sums of money during his long career and he spent it lavishly, keeping a suite at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Much of his income went towards financing Broadway shows that he wrote, produced, and starred in.