Story: Tennis

Making tennis balls during the war

During the Second World War, tennis balls were very hard to come by. Some clubs refurbished used tennis balls, and Auckland tennis players volunteered to make balls without pay when rubber was made available. This film shows these dedicated tennis fans hard at work.

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Reference: Weekly Review 120. National Film Unit, 1943

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How to cite this page:

Joseph Romanos, 'Tennis - Consolidation, 1920s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/37344/making-tennis-balls-during-the-war (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013