Highfield Road Tennis Ground
5 Jul 2022
Founded around 1905. Lawn tennis emerged in the 1870s and became the favourite summer game for the middle and upper classes (it had been croquet). Lawn tennis was ideal for the gardens of suburban villas. Women in particular embraced the game as for the first time they could engage in competitive sport and enter a clubhouse.
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