Anyone see footage of Lew Hoad?

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by TheNatural, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. TheNatural

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    Has anyone seen any free footage online of Lew Hoad? I had a look on youtube and didnt see any.

    His game sounds legendary when he was on from the info written at wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Hoad
     
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  2. chaognosis

    chaognosis Semi-Pro

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    Look for a copy of the VHS Kings of the Court, which includes some good footage of Lew Hoad. Indeed, when he was in form he looked pretty much unstoppable - a rare combination of power and artistry. Along with Ellsworth Vines, Hoad was probably the greatest "player's player" of all time.
     
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  3. Trinity TC

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    Tennisone used to have a really nice .gif quite a few years ago of Lew Hoad serving. It was from the side and you could really see how far forward he tossed the ball.

    There are quite a few black and white newsreel clips over here:

    http://www.thoughtequity.com/

    Type tennis forest hills into the search engine and the first clip on the page is of a Davis Cup doubles match with Hoad, Rex Hartwig vs Tony Trabert and Vic Seixas. Clip 1617576_031 is of the 1956 US finals where Lew Hoad lost his chance for a Grand Slam when he was upset by Ken Rosewall.

    The site is kinda weird because hoad doesn't seem to bring any clips up and you can't link directly to clips.
     
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  4. TheNatural

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    Thanks chaognosis and Trinity TC. I had a look at those newsreels but They didn't really show much, just a few smashes in the doubles match and a couple of shots in the singles match.
     
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