Hi Tennis History lovers, Another fascinating year with a few historical dots joined together. In the first book ever written about the sport, “Lawn Tennis in Australasia” by the Referee aka Robert Kidston he partially tells of John O’Hara Wood’s story relating to the first tennis games being played in Australia, frustratingly without going in […]
The golden age. Australians dominated world tennis between 1950 and 1976, and players from this era featured in the curated collection include Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall. In 1968, a year before the first Australian Open, a featured Australian Diary film questioned whether the Australian ...
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Australian Open History. Australia Open is one of the most renowned tennis tournaments in the world. Staged in the month of January, every calendar year, the event has its origin deeply etched in the year 1905, when the championship was first started. Similar to the other Grand Slam tournaments, the events has men's and women's singles ...
History. The Australian Open is managed by Tennis Australia, formerly the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA), and was first played at the Warehouseman's Cricket Ground in Melbourne in November 1905. The facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre, and was a grass court.
History. In the 1950s, Australia became a tennis power, and Australian men won the Davis Cup 15 times from 1950 to 1967, led by outstanding players such as Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Roy Emerson, and Ashley Cooper.
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The Australian Open history goes back to 1905 when the tournament began at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Origins. It was originally known as the Australasian Championships before taking on the name as the Australian Championships for several years. It was not until 1969 the name Australian Open came about.
The Australian Open is an annual tennis tournament created in 1905 and played on outdoor hardcourts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Open is played over a two-week period beginning in mid-January and has been chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments each year since 1987.
Tennis Australia is the governing body for the sport of tennis in Australia. The organisation exists to promote tennis and to conduct domestic and international tournaments on behalf of Australia, including the Australian Open and the Davis Cup for the Australian Davis Cup Team . Tennis was established in Australia from around 1877, but it was ...