Lawn tennis in Ireland

The untold history, 1870–1914

Authored by: Simon J. Eaves , Tom Higgins

Routledge Handbook of Tennis

Print publication date:  February  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138691933
eBook ISBN: 9781315533575
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315533575-12

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Abstract

In 1900, Lawn Tennis (1 August 1900, p.258), the official mouthpiece of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), enthused:

Tens of thousands of spectators lined the route. … The police with their jubilee medals pinned to their chest directed the enormous vehicular and pedestrian traffic. … The mob yelled itself hoarse with delight, the massed bands playing “God save the Queen” and “Yankee Doodle” at the same time with brilliant effect.

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