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Tennis practice and Centre Court at Wimbledon 1938

1938
12m 30s
B&W
Mute

Description

Tennis practice and Centre Court at Wimbledon in 1938

Footage of tennis practice shot at Wimbledon in 1938. Includes scenes of Centre Court with Queen Mary leading the Royal Party and Donald Budge who went on to win in 1938 - his last year as an amateur player.

Further information

This was likely filmed for Harley Watkins as a coaching aid as there are scenes of various players practising in the nets.
The winning prize for Donald Budge was a five pound gift token for Mappin and Webb.

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Cast

Queen Mary; Donald Budge

Location

All-England Club, Church Road, Wimbledon

Categories

Themes

Sport

Credits


Filmmaker: John Symes

Formats

Archive name Format LSA ID Archive's identifier Sound
Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre Standard 8mm film LSA26989 Mute
Available from Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre on Standard 8mm film
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