150th Anniversary of Tennis Exo Tourney: Birmingham 2015

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Xenakis, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Xenakis

    Xenakis Hall of Fame

    Sep 16, 2009
    I think this should happen. No plans as yet, I'm starting the ball rolling and wondering what others think. First, the history...


    Using the 1865 date, tennis; as we know it more or less, will be 150 years old in 2015. I think there should be a big exhibition tournament in Birmingham to celebrate this (it would also be good for the city as for some reason not many people know Birmingham is where modern/lawn tennis was developed and obviously it would be good for tourism/trade etc).

    They could even play a small game on the lawn of 8 Ampton Road where the game was first played.


    I'm going to suggest it to some council/city people anyway, if anyone has any comments, positive or negative (politely of course) please chime in.
  2. jimbo333

    jimbo333 Hall of Fame

    Oct 31, 2008
    Windsor, England
    A very good idea:)

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