This article started due to finding the name John Cawthorn on UK pro tour programme and wondering who this player was and how he came to be there as a vitrual unknown. We invited John’s brother Tim along to one of our Tennis Heritage Australia meetings  to discuss this “unknown player”. It was, to say […]

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Australian Tennis History BOOK DOWNLOAD

by rod on October 24, 2016

To all the followers of Australian Tennis History thanks for all of your contact and support. Over the last 8, enjoyable  years collecting  equipment and researching stories with my colleagues I am pleased to present you this informative picture book about how the game arriving into Australia and our rapid journey into the upper echelon’s […]

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In the early 1890′s an ex student of Brisbane Grammar was reported in Scottish literature playing for Edinburgh University and achieving some pretty good results. This was Arthur B Carvosso who was a student from 1876 to 1881 which corresponds with a new tennis set arriving with  new English head master Reginald Roe. After completing […]

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Hi Tennis History lovers, Another fascinating year with a few historical dots joined together. In the first book ever written about the sport, “Lawn Tennis in Australasia” by the Referee aka Robert Kidston he partially tells of John O’Hara Wood’s story relating to the first tennis games being played in Australia, frustratingly without going in […]

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Tennis Heritage Australia 2015 Year to Date

by rod on September 11, 2015

2015 has been a great year for Tennis Heritage Australia. In January, one of the elite USA coaches, Ken De Hart caught up with us during his time in Melbourne as guest speaker at the Australian Open Coaches conference. Ken is a collector however his reputation as a great coach and his extensive connections have […]

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Unknown 1920′s Australian Player- H.L.Barclay

August 13, 2014

Within Tennis Heritage Australia we have a range of collectors and historians interested in books, equipment, autographs and of course researching the development of the game. This next story highlights how valuable a small amount of information can unravel a story about an Australian Player who never really gets a mention in any of the […]

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Lost Australian Trophies re-emerge from the past

May 21, 2014

Owing to the success of Australian Player, Jack Crawford many famous trophies went missing, whereabouts unknown. Jack won the Junior Australian Championships in the mid 1920′s three times running and that forced the retirement of  that trophy. He then proceeded to win the Australian Mens Championship in 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1935.  The three straight […]

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Tennis Heritage Australia Newsletter 2014

January 31, 2014

Greetings tennis history fans and followers, Since our last newsletter, some excellent undertakings have occurred along with some very interesting memorabilia being uncovered. Firstly though, since this is written post the 2014 Australian Open, it was  a highly entertaining tournament with many major stars knocked out of contention and an odd ball draw in the […]

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EAST BROS.

December 7, 2013

East Bros. were located in Melbourne and only in 2013 did we find a reference to this company given an extremely low level of advertising in the newspapers. Thankfully we did find this example of a tennis racquet.  It would appear they did manufacture golf equipment from a Sydney plant as did other multi sport […]

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Tennis Heritage Australia Newsletter 2013

July 31, 2013

Tennis Heritage Australia currently has two active groups in Sydney and Melbourne. Ideally, over time as more people learn about the group we may be able to develop further groups in other states or regions. Facebook now has 213 Likes and this newsletter heads out around the World to over 600.  All the International collecting […]

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