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Henry Wilfred Austin (1906–2000) by Edward G. Malindine, 1933 © reserved; collection Science & Society Picture Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Austin, Henry Wilfred [Bunny] (1906–2000), tennis player and evangelist, was born at 11 Crescent Road, South Norwood, Croydon, on 26 August 1906, the son of Wilfred Austin, stock jobber, and his wife, Kate Leah Cock. He seems to have acquired the nickname Bunny...

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Boland, John Pius (1870–1958), politician and tennis player, son of Patrick Boland (1840–1877), businessman, and his wife, Mary Donnelly, was born at 135 Capel Street, Dublin, on 16 September 1870. His father, the wealthy proprietor of the largest bakery in Ireland, died in 1877, and his mother in 1882, leaving their seven children under the guardianship of ...

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Heathcote, John Moyer (1834–1912), real tennis player, the eldest son of John Moyer Heathcote (1800–1892), of Conington Castle, near Peterborough, and his wife, the Hon. Emily Frances (d. 1849), third daughter of Nicholas William Ridley Colborne, first Baron Colborne, was born in ...

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Daniel Maskell (1908–1992) by unknown photographer, 1977 Getty Images

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Maskell, Daniel [Dan] (1908–1992), tennis player and broadcaster, was born on 11 April 1908 at 15 Everington Street, Fulham, London, the fourth and youngest son and seventh of eight children of Henry George Maskell (b. 1873), engineer, and his wife, Emma Pearce (1875–1922)...

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Dorothy Edith Round (1909–1982) by Bassano, 1936 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Round, Dorothy Edith (1909–1982), tennis player, was born on 13 July 1909 at 25 Grange Road, Dudley, the daughter of John Benjamin Round, builder and contractor, and his wife, Maude Helena, née Williams. She was educated at Dudley Girls' High School. Round played tennis from the age of twelve and practised both at school and at home, where her three brothers accustomed her from an early age to hard hitting. She first came to wider notice as a fifteen-year-old when she entered a small local tournament at ...

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Wingfield, Walter Clopton (1833–1912), inventor of lawn tennis, was born on 16 October 1833, the eldest son of Clopton Lewis Wingfield (1800–1846) of Rhysnant Hall, Montgomeryshire, a major in the 66th regiment, and his wife, Jane Eliza, daughter of General Sir John Michell...