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Tennis beginnings

Team tennis photo of Waverley College Students in 1936

Tennis Champions in 1936

Tennis has been a summer sport at Waverley College for many years. This image is of the 1936 champions, sporting their striped Waverley Blazers. The boys played singles and doubles, at senior, junior, juvenile and midget levels. The Annual in 1936 noted ‘There are not many boys in the College who cannot play tennis, and there are very many boys in the College who are expert players’. Tennis then was as much a social skill as a sporting one; informal weekend matches were played amongst friends while tennis parties were a feature of the social lives of our boarders when they returned home during the holidays.