Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 17:45
Canterbury Festival, UK
Special appearance at Canterbury 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, one of untold struggles on and off the courts.
In this talk writer, journalist and filmmaker, David Berry takes us on a journey from the birth of modern tennis in Victorian Britain to the present day. He will reveal the struggles around sexuality, gender, race and class that have transformed the nature of tennis and sport itself.
Going beyond centre court, David Berry reveals the hidden history of the game, providing a rich account of the challenges faced and victories won.