First Edition. Scarce sports themed novel of a tennis player who rises to the tennis championship of the world. "Conditions today are such that a tennis champion has to devote his entire time to the game, with the result that it is impossible for him to earn his living and at the same time maintain his standing as an amateur". Introduction by William T. Tilden, 2nd. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket with only mild soiling, tiny chips at spine ends.