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Mark Curry 7th May 2016

Mark Curry is a well known television presenter, broadcaster and actor, who has been seen and heard in a wide variety of shows on TV, radio and stage since 1969. Mark gives excellent talks ‘pre-Wimbledon’ to get everyone in the mood for the annual 2 week tennis tournament, and he is particularly knowledgeable on the women’s game and its history. “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby” – this talk recounts the  ups and downs, of women’s tennis, goes behind the…

Rosie Troughton 6th April 2016

        “NEW BALLS PLEASE” Ever wondered how the ball boys and girls at Wimbledon are trained and prepared for the prestigious annual tennis tournament?  Rosie trained them for 20 years until retiring recently. First there is a brief history of tennis at Wimbledon, from its beginning in 1877 to the present day, along with all the major changes in-between. The first ball boys were chosen from Dr Barnardo’s.  Ball girls didn’t come on the courts until 1977…

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