Funny, I have watched a lots of these Pathe videos and some other ones 2 days ago and now I find your post about it
These videos are really great. I have only watched videos from 20's and 30's with Mallory, Lenglen, Wills, Jacobs and Marble.
It's really interesting to see how they played. I like the video "How I play tennis - by Suzanne Lenglen", a video with a lot of slow motion of her shots.
As you say, it's great to see how they looked for"real". The most surprising thing concerning the game in those years is that they don't use the other to prepar their shots. It looks strange at the beginning
Another thing : the first time I watched the videos I thought : "wow, old slow tennis" ( but I kept in mind the equipment of the period ) but after watching them again, I thought : "Not so slow finally, different but really nice to watch !".
I would love to see a whole match of Lenglen, Wills...
I recommend these videos to all of you
( now I'm going to watch videos from 40's and 50's...