Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 11:30
Ilkley Literature Festival, UK
Appearing as part of Ilkley Literature Festival
Pristine lawns, tennis whites, strawberries and cream; tennis is synonymous with the upper echelons of society, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll quickly discover a different history. From the birth of modern tennis in Victorian Britain to the present day, the game has been a focus of struggles around sexuality, gender, race and class that have transformed the nature of tennis and sport itself. David Berry reveals the hidden history of the game, providing a rich account of the challenges faced and the victories won.
Interview by writer and poet James Nash.
This event is captioned.
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