This group of Māori tennis players present a haka pose, with the women holding the tennis rackets as though they are patu (clubs). Over time tennis increased in popularity with Māori, with many grass courts being built on marae. The New Zealand Māori Lawn Tennis Association (which later became the Aotearoa Māori Tennis Association) was formed in 1926.
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Courtesy of Aotearoa Maori Tennis Association