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Ball Sport Trivia

Amazing facts from the world of ball sports—from football to golf and everything in between

Written by Alf Alderson

Published: 06/09/2016

Ball Sport Trivia

  • Hardback
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  • 9781909313972
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  • Sep 2016
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  • 128 pages

About the author

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,, and also tweets as @alfinwales.

Whether you're a football fan, a basketball player, a tennis aficionado, a keen golfer, or a baseball nut you'll love this fascinating collection of over 250 sport facts.

Did you know...

  • Billiard balls from the late nineteenth century had the unfortunate tendency to explode when hit?
  • Football 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 49in. 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 lots 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.