• Short Summary

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

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    MANY OF THE WORLD'S LEADING TENNIS STARS, REPRESENTING MORE THAN THIRTY COUNTRIES, 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 CLUB'S COURTS. A. METREVELI AND S. LIKHACHEV FROM THE SOVIET UNION WERE ON THE COURT. SO WERE MISS R. BELTRAME AND MISS L. PERICOLI FROM ITALY, MISS E. KROCKE FROM THE NETHERLANDS. J. LESCHLY AND J. ULRICH FROM DENMARK, AND AUSTRALIA'S MISS K. KRANTZOKE AND MISS MELVILLE.

    THE TOURNAMENT BEGINS WITH 128 MEN HOLDING THE STAGE IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE MEN'S SINGLES, AND TO ACCOMODATE THE BIG ENTRY ALL SIXTEEN OF WIMBLEDON'S COURTS WILL BE IN USE. THE HONOUR OF STARTING THE TOURNAMENT GOES TO ROY EMERSON OF AUSTRALIA, THE DEFENDING CHAMPION, WHEN HE MEETS HARRY FAUQUIER OF CANADA.

    THE WOMEN'S SINGLES DO NOT START UNTIL TUESDAY (21 JUNE), THE TRADITIONAL LADIES' DAY.

    BUT BEFORE IT'S ALL SET IN MOTION, THERE WAS THE RELAXATION OF HURLINGHAM. AND IT WASN'T ALL TENNIS. THE ELEGANT CROWDS COULD SEE THEIR HEROES AT CLOSE QUARTERS AND WATCH THEM PLAY A CAREFREE MATCH, BUT THERE WERE ALSO THE FASHIONS TO CONSIDER.

    THERE WERE MODELS TO SHOW OFF SOME OF THE VERY NEWEST CREATIONS FOR TENNIS ENTHUSIASTS, FROM A TRANSPARENT PLASTIC DRESS TO THE SHORTEST OF SHORT RAINWEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACWVJH3NHBYLJ6F7YVG40EX8JU
    Media URN:
    VLVACWVJH3NHBYLJ6F7YVG40EX8JU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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