• Short Summary

    In South Africa, a four-man delegation from the governing body of tennis, the International Lawn Tennis Federation, is holding an investigation to find out whether there is race discrimination in the sport there.

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    In South Africa, a four-man delegation from the governing body of tennis, the International Lawn Tennis Federation, is holding an investigation to find out whether there is race discrimination in the sport there.

    SYNOPSIS: Their arrival coincided with the selection on Monday (13 February) of a black player for the South African Davis Cup squad. The President of the South African Tennis Union, Judge Blen Franklin, denied this was a window-dressing operation to impress the investigators.

    The visiting delegation included Mr Leslie Ashenheim, on the left, President of the Jamaican Tennis Federation and his Austrian counterpart, Dr Theodore Zeh. They went to a black tennis club, in East rand, South of Johannesburg to talk to local tennis officials.

    The two other members of the delegation are Mr David Gray, the Federation Secretary and its President, Monsieur Philippe Chatrier. He is to present a report on their findings in April, and gave this interview.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6R9I4V0N566DZOC3X6FEHTGAB
    Media URN:
    VLVA6R9I4V0N566DZOC3X6FEHTGAB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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