Author(s): Alf Alderson
Did you know...* Billiard balls from the late nineteenth century had the unfortunate tendency to explode when hit? * Rugby players have been recorded taking tackles with a force that's greater than being hit by a car at 40 mph? * Official NCAA basketballs must be able to bounce at least 125 cm when dropped? Like the sound of these facts and want to know more? Then Ball Sport Trivia is essential reading. Featuring obscure, unbelievable, intriguing and engaging facts about some of the world's most popular (and not so popular) ball sports, discover well over 250 fascinating nuggets of information on the sports, the balls, the players, the history and plenty more. Over 20 sports are covered and you can find out why the number of dimples on a golf ball can make you a better player, what the fastest recorded serve is in a tennis match and who is the world's highest-earning ball player. All this makes this miscellany a must have for any Sport Trivia nut.
Alf Alderson is an award-winning adventure sports and travel journalist and photographer based in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications and websites including The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Toronto Globe Mail, South China Morning Post, Financial Times and Mpora. When he can be bothered, Alf occasionally posts scurrilous comments on his own blog, alfalderson.co.uk/blog, and also tweets as @alfinwales.