Story: Tennis

Colonel William Lyon's tennis court, 1880s

Colonel William Lyon's tennis court, 1880s

Tennis began to take hold in New Zealand, mainly among the wealthy, in the 1870s. Some people built tennis courts on their properties. This is Colonel William Lyon's tennis court in the grounds of his Hamilton home, possibly in the 1880s. The one-armed Lyon is at left on the far side of the court.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, D. M. Beere Collection
Reference: 1/2-096154-G
Photograph by Daniel Beere

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Joseph Romanos, 'Tennis - The development of tennis, 1870s to 1910s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013