1* (out of 5*)

As long as you’re not looking for a book about tennis, this collection of anecdotes by Sidney Wood, Wimbledon Champion by default, is…ok.

If you have an interest in 1930s tennis players and Hollywood celebrities, you might even enjoy the book. I was tethering on 1.5 stars, but decided to not round up – after all the stories aren’t that interesting and there aren’t any meaningful insights to either the game or anything else – not that I could find anyway but then I did skip some of the chapters. Mostly I skipped the ones that were heavily edited by Wood’s son.