Game, set, match: 100 Years of Albury Tennis

24 April 2014

Historic Grand Slam trophies won by local tennis legend Jack Crawford will be on show alongside the racquet used by Margaret Court to secure one of her Wimbledon titles in a new exhibition at the LibraryMuseum.

It’s all part of AlburyCity latest exhibition Game, set, match: 100 years of Albury Tennis which celebrates the centenary of the Albury Tennis Association’s Easter Tournament.

AlburyCity has been working with the Albury Tennis Association to compile a new exhibition of tennis memorabilia, including Crawford’s Wimbledon and Australian Open titles and the Slazenger tennis racquet Court used to defeat Maria Bueno in 1965 to claim her second Wimbledon title.

The exhibition also includes local photographs, trophies and memorabilia - some never displayed in public before.

“One hundred years of a regional sporting tournament is a huge achievement,” said AlburyCity’s Museum and Social History Coordinator Bridget Guthrie. “The Albury Easter Tennis Tournament is one of the best known competitions in Australia and has featured Australian tennis stars, including Crawford and Court, as well as Rex Hartwig and Dianne Fromholtz.”

“It started from humble beginnings in 1914 to become one of the most renowned regional tournaments. We’ve teamed up with the Albury Tennis Association to tell their story and how this tournament has grown over the last 100 years.”

AlburyCity and the Albury Tennis Association will host an official exhibition opening on Saturday 19 April acknowledging Albury’s great tennis stars and everyday tennis enthusiasts.

Find out more about the Game, Set, Match exhibition