A new book, A History of Princeton Tennis, by Rob Dinerman and commissioned by the Friends of Princeton Tennis, chronicles the sport from its first season in the late 1800s. 

In a note to PAW, the co-editors — Cameron Stout ’80 and David A. Benjamin, who served as director of racquet sports and men’s head tennis coach from 1974 to 2000 — said the University has an extraordinary history with the sport. The men’s teams won a record 24 titles in the 59-year history of the Eastern Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and the men’s team is the only one in the Ivy League to earn a season-end top-10 national ranking. 

The women’s team has won 15 Ivy League championships since its first official year of league play in 1979, including five of the past six.

The book is available at bit.ly/Princetontennis