I'm not that familiar with the Avon Futures circuit but my understanding is that it is a lower tier of tournaments and probably should not be listed together with the main tournaments. Perhaps they should have their own articles, similar to the ones for the current ITF tournaments
This makes sense. Tis a pity-but I understand.
Tis a pity indeed! Images add so much to an article, it can really bring the subject to live. Fortunately not all is lost and there are some public domain sources available for tennis photos post-1922. Most of the images at the brilliant Gallica
website are pre-1922 but they do have some from the late 1920s like this one of Cilly Aussem
. There are a number of Australian State library websites with excellent public domain images from the 1930s like this one of Marjorie Crawford
(the Australian copyright law is a bit more lenient regarding images). The Dutch National Archive has quite a number of tennis photos from the 1960s and 70s, like Maria Bueno
and Ken Rosewall
, that are public domain. Very helpful because for these decades, as well as the 1980s, it is particularly difficult to find public domain tennis images.
A couple of things I love about Wiki when looking up tennis information:
1. The ability to 'switch" languages.
2. The tables listing grand slam results or titles. In particular the color coding makes it easy to see how many semis a person reached, for example.
Ad 1. The English wikipedia is by far the largest but some of the other languages have pretty good tennis coverage like the German and Italian wikis. The French version is probably the best in terms of tennis coverage, in areas better than the English wiki, but their sourcing is not quite up to par.
Ad. 2. You mean the timeline tables
? I like those, they give a useful quick overview of the Grand Slam performances. Many player articles now have them and most of the results now link directly to the tournament articles which is handy (work in progress).
Wolbo might be looking for people to help or edit the wiki too if you are interested Sam.
This is not a recruitment drive but knowledgeable and enthusiastic tennis editors are alway welcome at wikipedia.