The Tennis Court

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Author: Nick Pachelli

Category: Lifestyle , Sport & leisure

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Artisan

ISBN: 9781648293351

RRP: $70.00

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A fresh approach to a beloved sport, The Tennis Court is a photographic journey of the 200 most breathtaking tennis courts around the world.

There are tennis courts everywhere in the world, and Nick Pachelli has curated 200 of the most beautiful and significant ones out there-from Arthur Ashe and Wimbledon to the stunning dusty red clay courts of the Tennis Club Argentino in Buenos Aires to the Il San Pietro, tucked into the magical cliffs of Positano, Italy. The Tennis Court is a stunning visual salute to the tennis court as not only a sporting destination, but a cultural gathering ground shared around the world.

Through breathtaking photography and brief descriptions of each court, the book will take readers through the history, architecture, and the experience of being at each of the courts-for example, surface materials and what it’s like to play on the crisp grass courts of the All England Club or watching the masters on red clay in Monte Carlo. Or how it feels to watch a match at the Roy Emerson Arena in Gstaad, nestled at the base of the Swiss Alps, or the Il San Pietro Positano, tucked into the rocky coastline of Southern Italy-both courts set against stunning vistas and dramatic backgrounds.

The Tennis Court will appeal to students of the game, avid travelers, design enthusiasts, aspiring adventurers, and players, alike, whether stored on a shelf, in an overhead bin, or tucked inside a racquet bag.

Nick Pachelli was raised on dry, hot tennis courts in the American Southwest, and has had a racquet in his hand since age six. He played the junior circuit in almost every state across the west and attended tennis academies in Florida and California before stopping short of a college tennis career due to injury. He eventually returned and now plays adult tournaments worldwide, mostly on the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association World Tour. Since 2017 he’s written profiles and features on tennis for the New York Times, Esquire, the Guardian, Vice, and ESPN, among other outlets.

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