ISBN 9781857546330,The Language Of Tennis

The Language Of Tennis


Ossian Shine


Carcanet Press Ltd



Carcanet Press Ltd

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9781857546330

ISBN-10 1857546334


Number of Pages 244 Pages
Language (English)

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About the Author Ossian Shine indulges a lifelong passion for tennis in his role as international tennis editor for Reuters, the global news agency. At one time a junior county player, representing Hampshire, his nascent career came to an abrupt end at the age of eighteen when the realisation he was not going to be Britain's first Wimbledon champion since 1936 became only too clear and he was lured into the world of journalism. Several years reporting from events as diverse as the Olympic Games to the Bosnian War culminated in move from the provincial press to Fleet Street and into tennis. Ossian now attends the events he dreamed of as a youngster; the hallowed lawns of Wimbledon, the chic grounds of Roland Garros in Paris, Melbourne's laid back grand slam and the hothouse of New York's Flushing Meadows. His work appears in major newspapers and magazines around the world.