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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Tennis Tour
The London Tennis Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William.

21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London

21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.go to related location

21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)

21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)

Henry VIII's tennis court



Henry VIII's tennis court

The court Henry VIII built and used to play Tennis on.

Location: Hampton Court Gardens, London

Description: Tennis was played on this site by Henry VIII from 1528 who built it for his racquet-less version. As a young, handsome, athletic man Henry was passionately addicted to sport, and particularly to tennis.

Henry played a gloved version and legend has it that he heard of the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn as he played tennis at Hampton Court Palace.

Since the end of the 17th century the court has undergone little alteration.

The court is the oldest tennis court in use in the world; and the only one in Great Britain which the public are admitted (April-October) to see and, if play is in progress, to watch tennis being played.

Tagged in this Tour: The London Tennis Tour

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Henry VIII's tennis court

The court Henry VIII built and used to play Tennis on.


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