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Greatest Wimbledon Champion

Sir, I nominate William Renshaw as the greatest Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles champion (Sport, Apr 29, and letter, Apr 30). Renshaw won...

Passion for horses and ball games

Sir, Some years ago a Frenchman, in a letter to your newspaper, defined an English gentleman as “a man with a passion for horses, playing...

Croquet

Sir, In Benjamin Disraeli’s novel Lothair, there is a description of how Mr Blenkinsop travels to Brentham to play croquet and takes with...

Cricket

Sir, Both Ivo Tennant and Mike Atherton (Sport, June 8) omit a vital fact which further highlights the MCC’s lack of vision in 1999....

Boules

Sir, I was surprised to have a set of boules confiscated at Marseille airport (Ann Treneman’s Notebook, Feb 9, and letter, Feb 11). When...

Sports and Games

Sir, Mr Justice Mostyn has declared that bridge is a sport (report, Apr 28). My understanding has always been that one is able to smoke a...

Football World Cup

Sir, Mr Schollick’s observation (July 12), that both football World Cup finalists were countries led by a woman, does not take into...

Flying the flag

Sir, Frank Greaney (letter, June 24) is confusing the flag of St George with the Union Flag. It is the latter which when flown upside...

Oldest sporting trophy

Sir, The honour of the oldest trophy in sport belongs to Real Tennis, in which a world championship has been played since 1740.

Grace in defeat

Sir, How to react gracefully in defeat (Mike Atherton, Oct 3, and letter, Oct 4) is shown by Baron Gottfried von Cramm. After being...