Early Tennis Movie Clips

by admin on April 9, 2011

Thanks to a relatively unknown newsreel production company called British Pathe who have converted their library to an online preview site, we can now link you to movie footage of some of Australia’s historic tennis events. Please note that there is a search engine and you can buy clips or still frames for personal use at quite reasonable prices compared to other sources.

If you spend some time searching tennis you will find plenty of clips featuring Suzanne Lenglen, Bill Tilden and many others….there are many other Australian clips also!

In addition to www.britishpathe.com also review the US equivalent http://www.criticalpast.com/

Then if you are into other sports or interests you will be amazed at what has been preserved.

TENNIS TRIFLES manufacture of tennis racquets 1930′s
excellent look at what was occurring throughout the world.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=19426

CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA (NO. 9)
Precursor to the Donnisthorpe Streamline this modern looking
racquet looks similar to the Kovacs Model – Adreef Speedshaft

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=9794

MORE TENNIS TRIFLES Manufacture of tennis balls also 1930′s

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=14624

DUNLOP SPORTS SHOES – WATCH THEM MADE AT LIVERPOOL
1930′s look at tennis shoe production in the UK

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=14377

THE TENNIS MACHINE ( aka RENE LACOSTE ) 1929

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=80353

WIMBLEDON 1961
with Slazenger ball making, notice the difference
to the 1930′s

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=450

IRELAND V AUSTRALIA
Crawford, Gar Moon, Hopman & Willard (silent)

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=22260

WIMBLEDON 1925- J.O.ANDERSON (AT END)

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-mecca-of-tennis-3/query/tennis

 

BRITAIN IS PROUD OF YOU!
Perry beats Crawford 1933 and prevents the first Grand Slam which
is eventually won by Budge in 1938

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=3943

A TENNIS BATTLE ROYAL
Crawford defeats Vines 1934

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=4059

CRAWFORD v PERRY 1934 UK Test Series

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/thrilling-tennis/query/tennis

CRAWFORD DOWNS PERRY IN TENNIS DUEL
(aka PERRY BEATEN BY CRAWFORD)

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=50404

WELL PLAYED – SIR

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=4610

A COMING CHAMPION

Viv McGrath with his amazing double handed backhand defeats
Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry, a major surprise, again.
VIv shows his unique (world first elite player) to use double
handed backhand.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=4893

US CHAMPIONSHIPS QUIST / BROWICH d HOPMAN / CRAWFORD

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675042802_mens-doubles_womens-doubles_Adrain-Quist_Alice-Marble

DAVIS CUP RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=24399

AUSTRALIAN LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=14205

AUSTRALIA’S DAVIS CUP PROBABLES
see Crawford, Pails and Bromwich tennis styles.
Bromich served right handed,  left hand forehand, double
handed backhand, right handed shots in recovery as well.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=37801

TENNIS
Crawford, Pails and Bromwich tennis styles in slow motion

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=55581

TENNIS IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA 1945

Excellent shots of Jack Crawford’s style with Viv McGrath, Dinny Pails
& Bitzy Grant in some exhibition matches.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=55274\

 

WIMBLEDON TENNIS STARS IN FINAL
Good shots of Geoff Brown 1946 serving right hand, with
double handed backhand off the right hand side and left hand
forehand.  Just like John Bromwich.  Also Dinny Pails

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=26411

NANCYE WYNNE BOLTON in action UK

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=36877

AUSTRALIA WINS DAVIS CUP
Bromwich & Sedgman v USA 1950

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=34344

AUSTRALIAN TENNIS FINALS

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=30656

SEDGMAN AT WIMBLEDON

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=29911

U.S. TENNIS DOUBLES FINAL

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=30269

TRIUMPH FOR ROSE AND HARTWIG
(aka AUSTRALIA WINS DOUBLES)

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=31186

AUSTRALIA RETAINS DAVIS CUP
Sedgman and McGregor in the 1952/53 Davis Cup

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=38557

TENNIS STARS OF TOMORROW
Harry Hopman Training some Queensland stars (were you there?)

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=35337

SPORT – MEN’S AND LADIES SINGLES
FINALS AT WIMBLEDON 1957
Sorry for the memories Ashley, but Lew was on fire!!!

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=34533

HOAD’S FIRST PROFESSIONAL MATCH USA 1957
versus Frank Sedgman as part of Jack Kramers Tour

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=34493

WIMBLEDON FINALS
Neale Fraser defeats Rod Laver

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=41502

AUSSIES HOLD DAVIS CUP
Neale Fraser and Roy Emerson v Italy 1962

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=41872

WIMBLEDON FINALS

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=74728

U.S. TENNIS NATIONAL TENNIS FINALS 1962
Margaret Smith v Darlene Hard & Rod Laver (FOR GRAND SLAM) v Roy Emerson

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=69252

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675071412_tennis-match_Rod-Laver_Margaret-Court_National-Singles-Championship

WIMBLEDON FINALS 1968
Laver v Roche,   Aussie Doubles Finals and Julie Teggart v
Billie Jean King (begins at the after finals ball)

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=45272

ONE LEGGED TENNIS PLAYER
Various shots of John Paulin a one legged tennis player as
he plays a match. Paulin has a crutch under one arm and
moves around the court fast and freely. He even jumps over
the net at the end of the match. Anyone know of John or family?

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=36408

TENNIS “GREATS”
1952 doc about Wimbledon from 1900′s not long.
Early 1900′s clips, Suzanne Lenglen, French musketeers,Tilden, Wood, Budge, Elsworth Vines,
Fred Perry, Jack Crawford, John Browich post ww2 Jack Kramer, Dick Savitt, Frank Sedgman, Gussey Moran, Maureen Connolly

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=81594

 

 

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