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Tennis History Conference

The All England Lawn Tennis Club welcomes you to join tennis history enthusiasts from around the world for a day of presentations, panel discussions and networking on Friday 3 November 2023.

The programme promises a lively day of discussion on a whole host of topics (programme subject to change).

08:30-09:15 Arrival

09.30-09:50 Opening Remarks

09:50-10:50 Session One: Representation and Legacy at Wimbledon and Beyond

09:50-10:10 Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon Champion: Legacy through Oral History (Yolanda Hester and Chinyere Nwonye, Arthur Ashe Legacy Project)

10:10-10:30 Indians at Wimbledon and the Davis Cup: Race, Class and Empire (Dr Souvik Naha, University of Glasgow)

10:30-10:50 Discussion

10:50-11:10 Break

11:10-12:40 Session Two: Tennis History - The New Frontier

11:10-11:30 Tennis Relived (Matt Roberts, The Tennis Podcast)

11:30-11:50 While Wimbledon Slept: Exploration of the Collective Online Tennis Experience (Dr Nadina Ayer, Bournemouth University)

11:50-12:10 Collecting The Championships (Eleanor Thomas, Collections Officer, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum)

12:10-12:40 Discussion

12:40-13:40 Light Lunch and Centre Court Visits

13:40-15:40 Session Three: International Politics, Culture and Tennis

13:40-14:10 Ladies of the Court: Pioneering Women in the Development and Internationalisation of Lawn Tennis in the Long Nineteenth Century (Dr Simon Eaves, Independent Researcher)

14:10-14:40 The Artfulness of the Game: Eric Ravilious and the Visual Representation of Tennis Between the Wars (Professor Mike O'Mahony, University of Bristol)

14:40-15:10 The International Politics of Tennis (Dr Kristin Anabel Eggeling, University of Copenhagen)

15:10-15:40 Advantage West: Cold War Tennis in Ideological Context (Professor Jussi Hanhimäki, Geneva Graduate Institute)

15.40-16:00 Break

16:00-16:45 Session Four: What Makes a GOAT?

16:00-16:20 The Greatest - and How You Can Tell (Chris Bowers, Tennis Writer & Broadcaster)

16:20-16:45 Discussion

16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks

17:15-18:30 Museum Drinks Reception

17:15-18:30 Museum Drinks Reception

As part of your day, your ticket includes:

  • A visit to Centre Court.
  • Entry to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Library.

Follow #TennisHistoryConference, @WimbledonMuseum for event updates.

The AELTC looks forward to welcoming you to Wimbledon in November for this very special event.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing

Registration closes on 23rd October 2023.

Tennis History Conference

Tennis History Conference

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