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What a Load of Balls

Over 200 ball sports facts

Whether you're a football fan, a tennis aficionado, a keen golfer or a basketball nut you'll love this top collection of facts—the must-have miscellany for any sports fan.

Whether you're a football fan, a tennis aficionado, a keen golfer or a basketball nut you'll love this top collection of facts—the must-have miscellany for any sports fan.

Featuring obscure, unbelievable, intriguing, and engaging facts about some of the world’s most popular ball sports, discover fascinating nuggets of information on the sports, the balls, the players, the history, and plenty more. All the major ball 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 sports fan.

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.