What a Raquet!

by Andrea Morris
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016



Credit: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

People just love to hit a ball back and forth! We’re looking at old photos of Boston tennis players in shorts and on the courts Tennis has been a part of the Summer Olympics since the 1896 inaugural games. Recognizing the growing popularity of the sport, WGBH broadcast live tennis matches at the Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline in the 1960s. Professional tournaments are played on hard courts, clay courts, and grass courts. The versatile sport is played by millions of recreational players at all levels at all ages by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users. Game, Set, Match, Handshake!

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