The All England Lawn Tennis Courts, Wimbledon

The All England Lawn Tennis Courts, Wimbledon

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1950s
Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​34_​1-51
Original Format Postcard
Notes / History Gentleman's Singles Final, 1950s.

The long trousers worn by the player, pictured left, were a standard part of "tennis whites" until the 1960s.

Notice the movie camera, bottom right - live television coverage of the championship is now a key event in the summer programming schedule and games are relayed to 167 countries.

However back in 1937, when the competition was first televised, viewing was restricted to a fraction of British households. Footage was limited to 30 minutes per day and only covered Centre Court games.

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