Footage of tennis games at small tournament - location and players unidentified.
Tennis Film - famous tennis personalities.
Location of events unknown. Possibly the 1928 French Championships?
Unidentified tournament; 1920s; could include well-known players such as Bill Tilden; Suzanne Lenglen; etc. Opens w/ shot of row of men posing. Then larger group shot; 2 rows. Pairs for mixed doubles match walking onto court; spectators in BG. Match in progress. Pan on spectators in stands; trees in BG.
Women's doubles players walk onto court. Pan on 4 female & 2 male players posing in front of stands. CU woman player. Shots from women's doubles. MS teams stand at net talking. Various shots of crowd in stands.
Men's singles: switches from 1 player returning volleys to the other. Similar shots women playing; CUs 2 men. More shots of women's matches from various angles.
Note: the players seen here are not recognised by this cataloguer, but if anyone knows who they are, please let us know!
Jan 2011 Amendment: Donn Gobbie of The University of Indiana pointed out that this could be the mens singles match of the 1928 French Championship. The match is played in a smaller stadium since Stade Roland Garros was built in the summer of 1928 but not in time for the tournament that year. Gobbie claims the player at 5:57 is Jack Crawford of Australia, and then the following shot is of Rene Lacoste.
Bill Tilden and Suzanne Lenglen do not appear in the clip. Phoebe Holcroft Watson and Eileen Bennett defeated the French team of Suzanne Deve and Sylvia Lafaurie. The clip may feature this match at the end.