10 MARCH 1928, Page 40

A new book on tennis by Mr. Tilden—Match Play and

the Spin of the Ball (Methuen, 5s.)—will be eagerly bought by his many admirers. It is full of " meat." His advice to girls, for instance, is to learn " the fore-hand drive of Molls Mallory ; the back-hand drive of Helen Wills ; the volley and the overhead of Hazen Wightman ; the chop of Elizabeth Ryan ; the service of Suzanne Lenglen. After this is learnt, settle back to use principally the first two shots." There are many excellent photographs, but not enough of the Master himself. We need not recommend tennis players to buy it. They will, without our advice, and they will not be disappointed.