• Short Summary

    Instructional film - champion woman tennis player Dorothy Round shows us her technique.

  • Description

    Title reads: "How I Play Tennis by Dorothy Round - Part Three".

    Dorothy Round - winner of Ladies Singles Championship at Wimbledon in 1934 and other competitions shows us her tennis techniques.

    She speaks to camera with her thoughts on the game. She advises keeping your eye on the ball and putting your whole body into the game. Short montage featuring men performing different sports - discus, tennis, diving, athletics, high jump, gymnastics, javelin, football, cricket. Dorothy demonstrates the wrong way to volley.

    Slow motion footage of the correct technique. Backhand volley. Top shot of Dorothy playing. C/U of footwork. The smash. The half volley. Camera trick enables Dorothy to be in two places at once on the court. Match play at the Beckenham Tournament. Spectators are seen. She is playing Kay Stammers (sp?). The girls shake hands at the end of the match.

    See parts 2 & 3.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1643.07
    Media URN:
    70799
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1936
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:29:00 / 01:59:22:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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