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Background imageTennis Collection: Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court

Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court
The crowd, groundsmen, officials and players on the Centre Court of Wimbledon are astonished to discover the presence of a cheeky dandelion on the court

Background imageTennis Collection: Reids Palace Hotel advertisement

Reids Palace Hotel advertisement
Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira, boasting happy sunny days, no rain, no dust...unequalled private sea-bathing, afternoon and evening open air dances, childrens seawater pool, 100 bathing cabins

Background imageTennis Collection: The Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

The Tennis Championships at Wimbledon
The Tennis fortnight at Wimbledon is for many the most thrilling period of the summer season. All roads to Wimbledon are literally crowded with tennis enthusiasts moving towards the great concrete

Background imageTennis Collection: Borley Rectory 1890S

Borley Rectory 1890S
Borley Rectory at the time of Harry Bulls occupancy : the garden front, the Bull family enjoying a game of tennis

Background imageTennis Collection: Real Tennis & Racquets

Real Tennis & Racquets
The racquets used to play the game are depicted below a match in progress. Date: 1771

Background imageTennis Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imageTennis Collection: Real Tennis in Paris

Real Tennis in Paris
The last jeu de paume in Paris, Passage Cendrier

Background imageTennis Collection: Windsor Real Tennis 1500

Windsor Real Tennis 1500
Real tennis is played at Windsor Castle, during the reign of Henry VII

Background imageTennis Collection: Real Tennis at Lord s

Real Tennis at Lord s
A match is played at Lords Court, London. Date: circa 1860

Background imageTennis Collection: Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson

Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson
The new craze of Jazz Tennis caught in full swing by our extra special artist. A humorous illustration of tennis players dancing the foxtrot on a tennis court

Background imageTennis Collection: Poster, Beaulieu sur Mer, French Riviera

Poster, Beaulieu sur Mer, French Riviera. Date: circa 1930

Background imageTennis Collection: Frank Riseley

Frank Riseley
Frank Lorymer Riseley (1877 - 1959), British tennis player. Date: 1904

Background imageTennis Collection: Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers

Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (1878 - 1960), English tennis player and seven time winner of the ladies singles title at Wimbledon between 1903 and 1914

Background imageTennis Collection: Tennis / Mixed Doubles

Tennis / Mixed Doubles
Mixed doubles in the grounds of a stately home

Background imageTennis Collection: Monte Carlo advertisement 1931

Monte Carlo advertisement 1931
Stylish advertisement for Monte Carlo on the French Riviera, winter sun destination for the smart and well-heeled, suggesting that you can enjoy both sport

Background imageTennis Collection: Goodwins toilet soap, 1930s

Goodwins toilet soap, 1930s
An advert for Goodwins toilet soap, featuring a smiling young woman holding a tennis racket. 1937-1938

Background imageTennis Collection: Real Tennis in Italy

Real Tennis in Italy
Giocco della racchetta - four Italians in a game of real tennis in an indoor court, watched by spectators

Background imageTennis Collection: Vaslav Nijinsky / Tennis

Vaslav Nijinsky / Tennis
VASLAV NIJINSKY Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, seen here in his tennis outfit for Jeux

Background imageTennis Collection: John McEnroe / Wembley

John McEnroe / Wembley
John McEnroe at the Benson and Hedges Championships at Wembley in 1979

Background imageTennis Collection: CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690

CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & garden, the kitchen & an area for playing le jeu de paume (real tennis ?)

Background imageTennis Collection: Ladies Doubles / Wimbledon

Ladies Doubles / Wimbledon
Ladies doubles match at Wimbledon

Background imageTennis Collection: Pigs Playing Tennis 1904

Pigs Playing Tennis 1904
Pigs playing tennis

Background imageTennis Collection: Garden Ping Pong, 1901

Garden Ping Pong, 1901
An advertisement for Hamleys ping pong for the garden

Background imageTennis Collection: Barclays London Lager advertisement with tennis

Barclays London Lager advertisement with tennis
Advertisement for Barclays London Lager, showing two refreshing looking glasses ready and waiting for some tennis players who can be seen on a grass court in the distance. Date: 1928

Background imageTennis Collection: Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody

Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of tennis champion Helen Wills Moody and her opponent Mrs L. A. Godfree (Kitty Godfree) just prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

Background imageTennis Collection: Advert for Dewars White Label Scotch Whisky

Advert for Dewars White Label Scotch Whisky
No Faults The umpire and a tennis player having a drink of Dewars White Label Scotch Whisky, at the end of the match. 1937

Background imageTennis Collection: Some English lawn tennis players

Some English lawn tennis players
A group of English tennis players. From left at top: E. d S. H. Browne, Rev. J. T. Hartley (Wimbledon Champion 1879, 1880), C. W. Grinstead, Miss Maud Watson (Lady Champion, 1884), H. F

Background imageTennis Collection: Girl Plays Ping Pong

Girl Plays Ping Pong
A girl in a flowing pink dress plays ping pong

Background imageTennis Collection: Wimbledon Tea Interval

Wimbledon Tea Interval
The tea interval : the spectators turn their attention to strawberries and cream

Background imageTennis Collection: Lyttleton V Saunders 89

Lyttleton V Saunders 89
A Lyttleton and C Saunders play real tennis at New Princes Club in Knightsbridge, London, which was recently opened by the Prince of Wales

Background imageTennis Collection: Tennis Chivalry 1930S

Tennis Chivalry 1930S
A chivalrous gentleman tennis player bows as he shakes the hand of his attractive female opponent over the net!

Background imageTennis Collection: Making Tennis Racquets

Making Tennis Racquets
Stringing new tennis racquets at a workshop in Wimbledon, London

Background imageTennis Collection: Major Walter Clopton Wingfield

Major Walter Clopton Wingfield - devised, developed and popularised the game of lawn tennis in the early 1870s. 1881

Background imageTennis Collection: Advert for Raoul Shoe Company 1912

Advert for Raoul Shoe Company 1912
French footwear, womens shoes for all occasions, street, town, seaside, tennis, walking, evening and court. 1912

Background imageTennis Collection: Craven A advertisement - tennis

Craven A advertisement - tennis
For your throats sake smoke Craven A. A female tennis player enjoys a smoke in between sets. Date: 1939

Background imageTennis Collection: Teddy bear playing tennis

Teddy bear playing tennis. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageTennis Collection: Centre Court, Wimbledon

Centre Court, Wimbledon
Overhead view of the famous Centre Court at Wimbledon - the Lawn Tennis Championships being one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageTennis Collection: Rene Lacoste in play at Wimbledon

Rene Lacoste in play at Wimbledon
Rene Lacoste playing Hubert de Morpurgo in the fifth round of the mens singles. In 1926 and 1927 Lacoste was the top ranked player in the mens game

Background imageTennis Collection: The Ball Boy by George Studdy

The Ball Boy by George Studdy
Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy sits at the edge of a tennis court and rather naughtily chews his way through a number of tennis balls

Background imageTennis Collection: Empire Hotel, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Empire Hotel, Lowestoft, Suffolk
The Empire Hotel at Lowestoft, Suffolk, opened in 1900. In 1921 it was acquired by the Metropolitan Asylums Board and reopened the following year as a hospital for tuberculosis patients

Background imageTennis Collection: Tatler cover - Gabrielle Chanel & Alain Gerbault

Tatler cover - Gabrielle Chanel & Alain Gerbault
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a snapshot taken at Eaton Hall, Cheshire seat of the Duke of Westminster, where Alain Gerbault, captain of the Firecrest and French lawn tennis star, was staying

Background imageTennis Collection: SNCF poster, Chamonix, France

SNCF poster, Chamonix, France, in summer and winter, offering golf, hockey, mountaineering, skiing and tennis. Date: circa 1948

Background imageTennis Collection: Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash

Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash
Striking! A tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to hit a net-side smash shot. It looks like game, set and match for her handsome male companion. Date: early 1940s

Background imageTennis Collection: 1960s tennis fashion

1960s tennis fashion
Frilly panties by Teddy Tinling, as worn by tennis players in the 1960s. Worn with a navy banded white cardigan by Maxine Leighton

Background imageTennis Collection: Heath Robinson Cartoon

Heath Robinson Cartoon
Cartoon, All for Lawn. A few timely suggestions for levelling our lawns in preparation for the coming tennis season. Groundsman flattening grass

Background imageTennis Collection: Olympics / 1912 / Tennis X4

Olympics / 1912 / Tennis X4
Tennis: mixed doubles final with Hannam and Dixon v. Aitchison and Roper-Barrett

Background imageTennis Collection: Wimbledon / Semi-Final 81

Wimbledon / Semi-Final 81
Lawford versus Renshaw in the fifth round of the all-comers match at the Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon

Background imageTennis Collection: Emmanuel College 1690

Emmanuel College 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings, gardens, brewery, kitchen & an area for real- tennis or le jeu de paume



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