HARRY Gem was a lawn tennis
pioneer and a significant figure in Victorian Birmingham - and his status was underlined by the size of his funeral.
He established that Edgbaston Archery & LTS - next to the city's Botanical Gardens - was indeed the oldest lawn tennis
club in the world; and a trawl of the society's membership archive revealed Harry Gem and his wife had been members back in the 1860s.
The tournament, originally known as the Northern Lawn Tennis
Championships, was first played at Didsbury in 1880.
Paul Fenner is president of Beechwood Lawn Tennis
Club and John Hales is head coach.
In an unusual result, 59-year-old Pakistan Lawn Tennis
Association secretary Rashid Malik, who is also featuring in the tournament as a wildcard entrant, beat Mian Bilal, 25, with a score of 6-3, 6-3.
Sports like lawn tennis
have long been consolidated in certain pockets of the global geographic clusters and has captivated only a limited target audience.
LAHORE -- Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Aamir Jan Tuesday said that a national level tennis championship, in collaboration with Punjab Lawn Tennis
Championship, will be organised soon here at the state-of-the-art tennis stadium.
In the boys section, Albert Njogu, Petty Andanda (both lawn tennis
) will battle it out with Clinton Kioko (15s rugby), Zablon Ekisa (table tennis), Harmony Wamalwa (sevens rugby) and Emmanuel Ndonga (swimming).
She was speaking to Lawn Tennis
Association (LTA) coach Sam Richardson during a visit to the headquarters of British tennis, at the national tennis centre in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge, takes part in a Tennis for Kids session during a visit at the Lawn Tennis
Association WPA Pool
Kate during a visit to the Lawn Tennis
Association at the National Tennis Centre, London
MULTAN -- Two day Inter-collegiate Lawn Tennis
championship organized by Multan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) would begin from Oct 28 (Friday).
David Griffiths at Cardiff Lawn Tennis
Club in 2004
HUDDERSFIELD Lawn Tennis
& Squash Club won the racketball Division Two of the Kirklees and Calderdale Squash and Racketball League and got promoted.