Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre
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.
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.
Queen Mary; Donald Budge
All-England Club, Church Road, Wimbledon
Filmmaker: John Symes
|Archive name||Format||LSA ID||Archive's identifier||Sound|
|Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre||Standard 8mm film||LSA26989||Mute|