A Game to Love is the stunning publishing debut of award-winning sports photographer Mike Powell. Featuring 500 highly evocative images, the book celebrates the passion for tennis that exists around the world. Powells extraordinary images capture the character and brilliance of the greatest players in the game today and are complemented by the words of many of the games legendary greats of yesteryear, among them John McEnroe, Billie Jean King, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, and Rod Laver. From superstar players, veterans, and juniors to the spectating cognoscenti and tennis haute couture; from screaming coaches, businesslike trainers, and long-suffering officials to the players boxes, real fans, and fan fashion; from the intimate details of hands-on racquets and the wiping of brows to the textures of clay, grass, and hard court, A Game to Love is a luscious and original visual tribute to one of todays most-watched and most-loved sports.
Praise for A Game to Love:
a love letter to tennis. . . What is usually obliterated by the pace of the game is restored to us by Powells lush frames and a selection of quotes from players past and present.-Publishers Weekly
A Game to Love highlights Powells ability to capture not only the breathtaking scenery, but the elegance, emotion and art of the human body in action.-Tennis Magazine