'Knowledge for all the family'
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LIKE education, which began with schools for the children of parents who could afford to pay, sport is now part of every girls heritage. For a century and a half to play games was the prerogative of the few; they were no more than a means of amusement and an expression of the natural desire to be successful and to win. The pleasure did not come to the full flower of enthusiasm until the twentieth century found in them the joy of being fit.
The idea behind this book is to pick up those threads of joy and enthusiasm and to weave round them an interest that is a much more recent developmentâ€”the feminine pride and interest in the nations sporting activities and achievements.
You will have seen it last March when the first womens hockey match was played at Wembley Stadium. You will have seen it also in the thousands who went to watch the Australian cricketers last summer. And you may have seen it, too, at Lords, at Highbury, at Twickenham and, most certainly, at Wimbledon.
So Sport for Girls comes to you in the wake of that enthusiasm and takes into account as well some other pursuits of a young womans leisure time. I present it with the good wishes of the distinguished body of contributors who have co-operated in its preparation and the many others whose knowledge and advice have made it possible.
Plus 16 colour plates by William Bromage, A Century of Fashion in Sport, 1851 A Costume to Play in, 1860 Archery, 1866 Bathing 1870 Croquet, 1884 Lawn Tennis, 1887 Skating, 1892 Cycling, 1899 Golf 1902 Hockey, 1907 Lawn Tennis, 1913 Lacrosse, 1919 Cycling,1929 Golf, 1935 Bathing, 1938 Lawn Tennis, 19 51 Badminton
Chapters on: WE ARE WINNING, GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA , THERES FUN IN FENCING, MAKING A JOB OF IT WHAT GAMES DO GIRLS LIKE BEST? TABLE TENNIS TWINS , SWIMMING TO BE A CHAMPION, IF I HAD BEEN A GIRL, THREE THOUSAND GIRLS ARE ON THE MARCH, FIGURES ON ICE, NEVER A DULL MOMENT, WHY SHOULD GIRLS PLAY A GAME LIKE SNOOKER? THE GREATEST ALL-ROUNDERS OF ALL TIME ONE NAME STANDS ABOVE THE OTHERS NEVER TOO YOUNG TO LEARN, CONTINENTAL TOUR FOR TWO, ROYAL ASCOT, A THOUSAND WAYS TO FOLLOW ONE HOBBY, THIS YEAR OF FULFILMENT, HERE IS A GAME WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE, THE COST OF NEGLECT, A DAY THAT MADE HISTORY FOR HOCKEY, A HOBBY AT YOUR FINGER TIPS,THE OLDEST OF THEM ALL
WIMBLEDON, WHERE THE SUN SHINES AND SWIMMING LEADS THE WAY, VOLLEYBALL TAKES FIRST PLACE HERE
THESE PLEASURES MAY NOT MEAN MUCH TO YOU, WE ALL PLAY!, WHERE SHALL WE GO NEXT YEAR?
ENGLANDS TEAM HAS NEVER BEEN BEATEN , PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS A CAREER, GIVE THE GIRLS A PLACE TO PLAY, A.B.C. GUIDE TO THE ORIGIN OF GAMES. With the Olympics in Great Britain in 2012, there is a lot of work to do,