Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
Re: Lesley Turner
Well tomorrow is a big day for me. I have been lucky to be attending the Lesley Turner tribute which is being held along with a Tennis Legends day with players like Ken Rosewall, Judy Tegart, Lesley and others competing. I am providing the footage for the day - I put together a selection of 4 of her matches plus a great intro which highlights some of her main career wins and some footage of her practising while Harry Hopman talks about her strokes.
As a thank you they have given me a free day (the cost is normally close to $400!!) plus I get to play the first match on the same court as Lesley - not sure if I will be with her or an opponent, but either way it is an honour and a thrill!
I will try and get some pics and share any details.
The beautiful thing for me is that we are going to surprise Lesley with the footage. But we did tell her daughter Michelle Bowrey who apparently cried when she found out we had video footage of her mum in her prime. And Lesley has never seen footage from her past either! So it should be a wonderful day when Lesley gets to see all this plus she hears what the guest speakers have to say about her great career. Anyway, best get to bed so I wake up ready and refreshed for the big day.
Woo-Hoo! Congratulations! I know you'll do fine, and you certainly have the footage to sift through, and you get to play on the same court, if not with her! Remember, if you're nervous, just wear a pleated skirt with no underwear. Guaranteed to loosen both you and the crowd up a bit, especially if it's windy. You'll rock this, and please have someone take pics so we can see you in action- and above all, GOOD LUCK FRIEND!
There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.