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Old Nov 26th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #76
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Final of the 1912 World Hard Court Championships, Stade Francis, Paris. Marguerite Broquedis Billout Bordes defeated Magdalene Rieck Galvao 6-3, 0-6, 6-4.
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Magdalene Rieck Galvao
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The board courts of the Tennis Club de Paris, 91 boulevard Exelmans (circa 1913). It appears from a street level view at Google Maps that the club no longer exists.
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Suzanne Lenglen and Elizabeth Ryan at the 1914 World Hard Court Championships.
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Elizabeth Ryan at the 1913 World Hard Court Championships.
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1908 winners of the Brisbane Metropolitan event. note in the captions below the picture how important handicp events were at the time.





Back row: K. H. Thompson (second prize mixed doubles with Miss A. Morley); C.V. Williams and B. Handyside (runners up in the gentleman's doubles); Reverend H. Denny (winner of the single handicap). Front row: Mr. T Suess (winner of B and C double handicap and gentleman's double handicap with Mr. McGregor); Miss Reeve (second prize ladies double handicap with Miss Crowther); Mr. C. N. St. John (winner of the metropolitan single championship and Courier Cup); Miss Crowther (second prize in the ladies double handicap with Miss Reeve); Mr. T. Handy (winner of the first prize mixed handicap with Miss Larard.) (Description supplied with photograph

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Found this on wikicommons. To me this is a beautuful photo that reeks of atmosphere.

1912 Olympic Indoor event:
Edith Hannam (Serving) and Charles Dixon vs. Helen Aitchison (returning) and Herbert Roper Barrett
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Found this on wikicommons. To me this is a beautuful photo that reeks of atmosphere.

1912 Olympic Indoor event:
Edith Hannam (Serving) and Charles Dixon vs. Helen Aitchison (returning) and Herbert Roper Barrett
Thanks Rollo. I've never seen this before. This almost looks like a real tennis match the way the building is and having the spectators on the side.
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Old Mar 27th, 2014, 09:08 PM   #84
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A well preserved tennis dress from the 1880s to 1890s at the Powerhouse Museum in Australia.



A zoomable photo and excellent description are at:

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/coll...images=&c=&s=1

This two piece tennis ensemble, comprising a tunic jacket and ankle length skirt, is a well-preserved example of the type of tennis costume worn by women in the late 19th century. At this time, tennis dresses were more likened to walking dresses, worn with black stockings, gloves, laced shoes with heels and a hat. Although the dress may appear to have little consideration for function and practicality by modern standards, the skirt in this piece is actually fitted with eyelets and hooks for folding the bottom up when playing. Some dresses also featured sewn-in pockets and aprons for holding the racquet and balls. As opposed to fashionable dress, the bodice in this ensemble is also unboned and the skirt features large box pleats which allows for more vigorous movement.

Tennis only started to be played by women as late as the 1870s, after Major Wingfield patented the modern tennis court in 1873, and the sport became fashionable alongside other recreational pursuits like cycling and riding. This particular style of tennis dress with an ankle length skirt was popular until 1910 when garments became lighter and less restrictive. The short skirt, however, did not formally appear until 10 years later when French tennis player, Suzanne Lenglen, appeared on the courts at Wimbledon, not only with a short white skirt, but also a tight fitting top, fur coat and make-up! Her attire was described by American tennis player, Bill Tilden, as "a cross between a prima donna and a streetwalker"!

It is rare to find such beautifully preserved examples of late 19th century tennis costume as this. It complements other closely dated tennis items in the Museum's collection, such as a pair of tennis shoes from 1886 and photographs from 1850-1900, and provides a nice contrast with a 21st century women's tennis outfit in the collection designed and made by Puma in 2002.

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Shoes from the same era



At website: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/coll...images=&c=&s=1

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Tennis shoes, pair, womens, leather / rubber, made by Joseph Box, exhibition work, London, England, 1886

Pair of womens Oxford style front lace tennis shoes with red covered rand construction, narrow oval toe and covered spring wedge heel. Shoes consist of tan Morocco uppers featuring winged vamp, closed tab, stitched over front lacing, 5 pairs of buttonholed lace eyelets with red laces in inverted V pattern over tongue with rounded top, red flared backstrap and red top edge bound. Throat features a row of scalloped stitches. Shoes lined in white kid and the sock is also in white kid. Heel covered in Morocco and rubber sole continues under the heel.[left][color=#000000]
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