Courting Tennis: Love All

Vintage press prints of tennis stars from the 1920s to the 1960s

Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round

playing against Helen Jacobs in the Wimbledon final, July 1934

Helen Wills
Helen Wills

1926

Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall

playing against Helen Jacobs at Wimbledon

Henry Wilfred 'Bunny' Austin
Henry Wilfred 'Bunny' Austin
Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs

c.1934

Fred Perry
Fred Perry
The 1937 Wightman Cup team
The 1937 Wightman Cup team

Kay Stammers, Freda James, Joan Ingram, Margot Lamb, May Hardwick and Evelyn Dearman, 1937

The 1929 Wightman Cup teams
The 1929 Wightman Cup teams

L-r, back row: Betty Nuthall, Phoebe Holcroft Watson, Peggy Michell, Dorothy Shepherd-Barron and Phyllis Howkins Covell. Front row: Edith Cross, Helen Wills, Helen Jacobs and Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman

The 1929 Wightman Cup GB team
The 1929 Wightman Cup GB team

Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, Peggy Michell, Phoebe Holcroft Watson, Beverley Carthew Covell (manager) Betty Nuthall and Phyllis Howkins Covell. Aboard the S.S. Aquitania, 1929

Dorothy Round and her future husband, Douglas Leigh Little
Dorothy Round and her future husband, Douglas Leigh Little

at Dorothy's home in Dudley, March 1937

Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round

in Hyde Park, after her victory over Helen Jacobs in the Wimbledon final, July 1934

Dorothy Round and Mary Heeley
Dorothy Round and Mary Heeley

at the opening of Wimbledon, June 1935

The 1958 Wightman Cup GB team
The 1958 Wightman Cup GB team

US team, on the left, GB team on the right. L-r: Alice Marble, Helen Jacobs, Mary Arnold, Dorothy May Bundy, Sarah Palfrey Fabyan, Mrs George S. Wightman (captain), Julian Myrick, Betty Nuthall, Valerie Scott, Mary Hardwick, Nina Brown, Freda Hammersley and Kay Stammers

Teddy Tinling
Teddy Tinling

with eleven tennis stars wearing his 1966 Wimbledon styles, June 1966

Teddy Tinling
Teddy Tinling

with twenty-five tennis stars wearing his 1967 Wimbledon styles, June 1967

Doubles-partners Peggy Saunders and Ermyntrude Harvey
Doubles-partners Peggy Saunders and Ermyntrude Harvey

playing in the Wightman Cup, June 1928

The 1958 Wightman Cup GB team
The 1958 Wightman Cup GB team

Ann Shilcock, Christine Truman, Shirley Bloomer, Mrs Mary Halford, Ann Haydon and Pat Ward

Eileen Bennett
Eileen Bennett

playing against Helen Wills in the Wightman Cup, Wimbledon, c.1928