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"Experience the Grandeur of Tennis at Reids Palace Hotel: A Spectacular Blend of Luxury and Sport" Indulge in a world-class tennis experience like no other

Background imageTennis Collection: Reids Palace Hotel advertisement

Reids Palace Hotel advertisement
Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira, boasting happy sunny days, no rain, no dust...unequalled private sea-bathing, afternoon and evening open air dances, childrens seawater pool, 100 bathing cabins

Background imageTennis Collection: Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville

Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs
BABAR THE ELEPHANT, 1930s. Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs Babar books, 1930s

Background imageTennis Collection: The Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

The Tennis Championships at Wimbledon
The Tennis fortnight at Wimbledon is for many the most thrilling period of the summer season. All roads to Wimbledon are literally crowded with tennis enthusiasts moving towards the great concrete

Background imageTennis Collection: Borley Rectory 1890S

Borley Rectory 1890S
Borley Rectory at the time of Harry Bulls occupancy : the garden front, the Bull family enjoying a game of tennis

Background imageTennis Collection: Real Tennis & Racquets

Real Tennis & Racquets
The racquets used to play the game are depicted below a match in progress. Date: 1771

Background imageTennis Collection: ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy

ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy Connors in the mens singles final at Wimbledon, won by Ashe in four sets, 5 July 1975

Background imageTennis Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imageTennis Collection: Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court

Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court
The crowd, groundsmen, officials and players on the Centre Court of Wimbledon are astonished to discover the presence of a cheeky dandelion on the court

Background imageTennis Collection: Real Tennis in Paris

Real Tennis in Paris
The last jeu de paume in Paris, Passage Cendrier

Background imageTennis Collection: Wimbledon tennis complex, UK

Wimbledon tennis complex, UK
Wimbledon tennis complex, aerial photograph. This complex is host to the Wimbledon tennis championships, the oldest tennis tournament in the world

Background imageTennis Collection: You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe 1981

You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe 1981
You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe at Wimbledon 1981

Background imageTennis Collection: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Art

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Art
Oil painting of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, home of the Wimbledon Championships, 1922 - current day. Centre Court Capacity 15, 000, Court No1 capacity 11, 500

Background imageTennis Collection: Old Harry Rocks, The Foreland or Handfast Point, Studland, Isle of Purbeck

Old Harry Rocks, The Foreland or Handfast Point, Studland, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTennis Collection: Windsor Real Tennis 1500

Windsor Real Tennis 1500
Real tennis is played at Windsor Castle, during the reign of Henry VII

Background imageTennis Collection: Virginia Wade wins Wimbledon

Virginia Wade wins Wimbledon
Virginia Wade, tennisplayer holds Wimbledon trophy after winning womens title, while Queen Elizabeth II looks on, 1977

Background imageTennis Collection: Real Tennis at Lord s

Real Tennis at Lord s
A match is played at Lords Court, London. Date: circa 1860

Background imageTennis Collection: Aerial image of Centre Court and Number 1 Court, All-England Club (All England Lawn Tennis

Aerial image of Centre Court and Number 1 Court, All-England Club (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club), Wimbledon, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTennis Collection: Table Tennis Team Red

Table Tennis Team Red
Rosi Feist

Background imageTennis Collection: Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors, in action at Wimbledon, 1982

Background imageTennis Collection: Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson

Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson
The new craze of Jazz Tennis caught in full swing by our extra special artist. A humorous illustration of tennis players dancing the foxtrot on a tennis court

Background imageTennis Collection: Aerial view of Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Aerial view of Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTennis Collection: Empty tennis court at Choi Hung Estate, one of the oldest public housing estates in

Empty tennis court at Choi Hung Estate, one of the oldest public housing estates in Hong Kong, Wong Tai Sin District, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Background imageTennis Collection: Poster, Beaulieu sur Mer, French Riviera

Poster, Beaulieu sur Mer, French Riviera. Date: circa 1930

Background imageTennis Collection: Tennis-Monaco

Tennis-Monaco
View over the tennis at Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

Background imageTennis Collection: Frank Riseley

Frank Riseley
Frank Lorymer Riseley (1877 - 1959), British tennis player. Date: 1904

Background imageTennis Collection: Stefan Edberg - 1988 Wimbledon Championships

Stefan Edberg - 1988 Wimbledon Championships
Tennis - 1988 Wimbledon Championships - Mens Singles Final Swedens Stefan Edberg on his way to his 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-2 victory over West Germanys Boris Becker on Centre Court

Background imageTennis Collection: BILLIE JEAN KING. American tennis player. Photographed during the San Francisco tennis tournament

BILLIE JEAN KING. American tennis player. Photographed during the San Francisco tennis tournament in January 1974

Background imageTennis Collection: 1971 Wimbledon Champion John Newcombe

1971 Wimbledon Champion John Newcombe
Tennis All England Tennis Championships - Wimbledon John Newcombe (AUS) celebrates with the Wimbledon Trophy after beating Stan Smith in the Mens Singles Final 03/07/1971 Credit: Colorsport

Background imageTennis Collection: Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers

Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (1878 - 1960), English tennis player and seven time winner of the ladies singles title at Wimbledon between 1903 and 1914

Background imageTennis Collection: Tennis / Mixed Doubles

Tennis / Mixed Doubles
Mixed doubles in the grounds of a stately home

Background imageTennis Collection: Bjorn Borg in action at Wimbledon

Bjorn Borg in action at Wimbledon 1977. He won the title that year for the second time

Background imageTennis Collection: Stefan Edberg - 1988 Wimbledon Champion

Stefan Edberg - 1988 Wimbledon Champion
Tennis - 1988 Wimbledon Championships - Mens Singles Final Swedens Stefan Edberg kisses the trophy after his 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-2 victory over West Germanys Boris Becker on Centre Court

Background imageTennis Collection: Monte Carlo advertisement 1931

Monte Carlo advertisement 1931
Stylish advertisement for Monte Carlo on the French Riviera, winter sun destination for the smart and well-heeled, suggesting that you can enjoy both sport

Background imageTennis Collection: Goodwins toilet soap, 1930s

Goodwins toilet soap, 1930s
An advert for Goodwins toilet soap, featuring a smiling young woman holding a tennis racket. 1937-1938

Background imageTennis Collection: Real Tennis in Italy

Real Tennis in Italy
Giocco della racchetta - four Italians in a game of real tennis in an indoor court, watched by spectators

Background imageTennis Collection: Dog - Border collie with tennis balls on court

Dog - Border collie with tennis balls on court
JD-18558-c Dog - Border collie with tennis balls on court John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTennis Collection: Vaslav Nijinsky / Tennis

Vaslav Nijinsky / Tennis
VASLAV NIJINSKY Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, seen here in his tennis outfit for Jeux

Background imageTennis Collection: John McEnroe / Wembley

John McEnroe / Wembley
John McEnroe at the Benson and Hedges Championships at Wembley in 1979

Background imageTennis Collection: CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690

CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & garden, the kitchen & an area for playing le jeu de paume (real tennis ?)

Background imageTennis Collection: Ladies Doubles / Wimbledon

Ladies Doubles / Wimbledon
Ladies doubles match at Wimbledon

Background imageTennis Collection: Pigs Playing Tennis 1904

Pigs Playing Tennis 1904
Pigs playing tennis

Background imageTennis Collection: Garden Ping Pong, 1901

Garden Ping Pong, 1901
An advertisement for Hamleys ping pong for the garden

Background imageTennis Collection: Barclays London Lager advertisement with tennis

Barclays London Lager advertisement with tennis
Advertisement for Barclays London Lager, showing two refreshing looking glasses ready and waiting for some tennis players who can be seen on a grass court in the distance. Date: 1928

Background imageTennis Collection: Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody

Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of tennis champion Helen Wills Moody and her opponent Mrs L. A. Godfree (Kitty Godfree) just prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

Background imageTennis Collection: Advert for Dewars White Label Scotch Whisky

Advert for Dewars White Label Scotch Whisky
No Faults The umpire and a tennis player having a drink of Dewars White Label Scotch Whisky, at the end of the match. 1937

Background imageTennis Collection: Some English lawn tennis players

Some English lawn tennis players
A group of English tennis players. From left at top: E. d S. H. Browne, Rev. J. T. Hartley (Wimbledon Champion 1879, 1880), C. W. Grinstead, Miss Maud Watson (Lady Champion, 1884), H. F

Background imageTennis Collection: Girl Plays Ping Pong

Girl Plays Ping Pong
A girl in a flowing pink dress plays ping pong

Background imageTennis Collection: Old Harry Rocks, The Foreland or Handfast Point, Studland, Isle of Purbeck

Old Harry Rocks, The Foreland or Handfast Point, Studland, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe



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"Experience the Grandeur of Tennis at Reids Palace Hotel: A Spectacular Blend of Luxury and Sport" Indulge in a world-class tennis experience like no other, as we invite you to witness the elegance and excitement that surrounds this timeless sport. From the prestigious Tennis Championships at Wimbledon to the enchanting illustrations of Babar playing tennis in Celesteville, it has captivated hearts across generations. Transport yourself back to the 1930s with Jean de Brunhoff's iconic Babar books, where even elephants engage in friendly matches on lush green courts. Immerse yourself in their whimsical world as they showcase their agility and grace while swinging rackets amidst laughter and joy. But it's not just about fictional tales; real-life moments have also shaped the history of tennis. Picture Centre Court at Wimbledon adorned with delicate dandelions, adding a touch of nature's beauty to an already breathtaking setting. And let us not forget Paris, where Real Tennis takes center stage, captivating spectators with its rich heritage and intense gameplay. Step into our very own Wimbledon tennis complex here in the UK – a haven for both professionals and enthusiasts alike. Marvel at aerial views capturing Centre Court and Number 1 Court from above, showcasing these hallowed grounds where legends are made. Delve deeper into history as we journey back to Borley Rectory in the 1890s – a place where passion for tennis thrived long before modern stadiums stood tall. Witness how this beloved sport has evolved over time yet retained its essence throughout centuries. Remember John McEnroe's infamous outburst? Relive that moment when he exclaimed "You Cannot Be Serious. " during his heated match in 1981 – forever etching his name into tennis folklore. From traditional racquets to table tennis etiquette during Edwardian times, explore every facet of this versatile game that transcends boundaries. Whether it be Monaco or any corner of the globe, tennis unites people, cultures, and passions.