Elizabeth Wilson’s talk on 15th July 2021 for the Friends of Highgate Library was not just for sports fans. She showed us many art works inspired by the enthusiasm for tennis and gave a real insight into how we have responded to the changing place of tennis in our lives since the end of the 19th century.
A fascinating evening followed by some interesting questions including a poetic contribution from Betjeman’s A Subaltern’s Love Song:
Love-thirty, love-forty, oh! weakness of joy,
The speed of a swallow, the grace of a boy,
With carefullest carefulness, gaily you won,
I am weak from your loveliness, Joan Hunter Dunn