• Book

    • Smashing Rackets
      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press
    • Federico Ferrero      Filippo Trojano     

      Smashing Rackets

      Tennis and breaking Moments

      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press


      This is a photographic and anecdotal journey through an explosive and somehow unique gesture in sport: the racket smash.

      Why smash a racket? Why did some tennis players never even think they could do it? All tennis players – even amateurs – have had a moment of rage when, for the first time, their precious racket ended up in smithereens.

      Filippo Trojano has shot dozens of studio pictures of smashed rackets, turning them into full-blown portraits; Federico Ferrero has complemented each shot with anecdotes and historical references. Rounding out the narrative are the words of tennis greats and archive photographs from the 1930s to the 1970s. The centrepiece, through and through, is the tennis racket.

      Foreword by Marco Lodoli.

      About the author

      Federico Ferrero is left-handed and has written for Il Tennis Italiano, L’Unità, L’Espresso, and Pagina99. He has been a tennis commentator for Eurosport since 2005. He writes for Domani and Sette ("Corriere della sera"), Undici and Tennis Magazine. He has penned books for Rizzoli, ADD and Hoepli.

      Filippo Trojano is an artist-photographer. He has always intertwined his research with cinema, writing and theatre. A photography teacher, he collaborates with schools and psychotherapeutic organisations. His stories have been featured in many publications. He has authored photographic books and has collaborated with the Spazio Nuovo gallery since 2021.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 22 x 32
      Print: Colours
      Pages: 128
      ISBN: 9788836010523
      Price: € 28,00

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788836010530
      Price: € 22,99
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      ISBN: 9788836010530
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