Today is a day off in terms of women’s tennis as both Wimbledon singles and doubles finals were played yesterday, so this Sunday we have an opportunity to distance from present events and transport ourselves 100 years in the past.
The video is a montage of Wimbledon finals from 1910 to 1970 from the British Pathe archive. I’m sure you will like it, especially the fashion. There are also nice crowd shots and behind the scenes footage of court maintenance.
The above photo is of Dorothy Round and Betty Nuthall. Make sure you check out this video released in 1936 of Dorothy, winner of Ladies Singles Championship at Wimbledon in 1934 and other competitions, showing us her tennis techniques. It’s precious! As well as a lot of tennis material you can find at the website.
The above is a nice photo of ball boys training.
You may also like this article I wrote three years ago: Women’s tennis Wimbledon history and records.