• Short Summary

    MANY OF THE WORLD'S LEADING TENNIS STARS GATHERED AT HURLINGHAM IN ENGLAND TODAY (SUNDAY) FOR THE ANNUAL PRE-WIMBLEDON TENNIS PARTY.

  • Description

    MANY OF THE WORLD'S LEADING TENNIS STARS GATHERED AT HURLINGHAM IN ENGLAND TODAY (SUNDAY) FOR THE ANNUAL PRE-WIMBLEDON TENNIS PARTY.

    THE FAMOUS WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS START TOMORROW. BUT AT HURLINGHAM THE PLAYERS WHO WILL VIE WITH EACH OTHER FOR THE GAME'S MOST COVETED TITLES MINGLED IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE -- THEIR RIVALRIES FORGOTTEN.

    A NUMBER OF THEM MET IN FRIENDLY MATCHES ON THE HURLINGHAM'S CLUB'S COURTS. AUSTRALIA'S ROY EMERSON AND SOUTH AFRICA'S ABE SEGAL WERE ON THE COURT.

    NUMBER THREE SEED TOM OKKER OF HOLLAND GOT IN SOME PRACTICE WITH AMERICA'S REISMAN.

    BRITAIN'S ANNE JONES, THE NUMBER FOUR SEED, COMMENTED ON HER CHANCES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

    AUSTRALIA'S ROD LAVER IS A STRONG FAVOURITE TO WIN THE MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP.

    AMONG THE PERSONALITIES AT HURLINGHAM WAS AMERICAN FILM STAR CHARLTON HESTON WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE EVENT TO TEST HIS TENNIS SKILL AGAINST THE EXPERTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA85IB1CQ6MVOPJB61ZXUK258U6
    Media URN:
    VLVA85IB1CQ6MVOPJB61ZXUK258U6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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