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Ash Doyle
05-26-2006, 09:09 AM
Does anyone know somewhere to find old wooden racquet era professional tennis matches on DVD? I've been looking for something like this for a long time now and can't find it. I would love to get "Kings of the Court", but it is only available on VHS. If anyone know where to find something like this, please let me know because I can't find it myself.

I would especially like anything with Jack Kramer, Pancho Gonzales, or any footage of Bill Tilden or Elsworth Vines.

urban
05-26-2006, 09:49 AM
In the Wimbledon shop, they have a dvd 'History of the Championship' with historical footage. And i think, the ITF has edited a 6 dvd series about the Davis Cup history. They had it on tennis warehouse.

southpaw
05-26-2006, 02:44 PM
I would also be interested, never seen him play.

Thinking about it makes me wonder if matches during Tilden's era were even filmed? Was it possible, practical or affordable to film entire sporting events at that point - 1920's?

Has anyone watched a complete set or match of Bill Tilden?