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The club gratefully acknowledges the kind indulgence of the photographers who graciously consented for their work to feature on the LTCC site.

Ray Spence

A Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society, Ray has devoted 30 years to Fine Art Monochrome printing and alternative printing processes. He now works exclusively in digital imaging and produces fine art digital prints using the latest archival inks and papers.

His work reflects a keen interest in natural forms – in particular,the human form – and the minutiae of life.

Ray’s work is held in many private collections in the UK and the USA; also the The Royal Photographic Society’s Permanent Collection. He spent 6 months documenting LTCC; the resulting exhibition and book serves as a photographic document of the club and its members during 2012 – the year of the London Olympics. It is an original and unique record which in time will have great historical significance.

Ray Spence: Caught in Time

Elliot Wilcox

Elliott Wilcox is a London based, graduate of the University of Westminster, MA Photographic Studies program. Awards include a Judge’s Award at the Nikon Discovery Awards, a New York Photo Award and a prestigious Lucie Award for the Discovery of the Year at the International Photography Awards.

Elliott has exhibited internationally and in the UK, his first major series ‘Courts’ was part of the show ‘PRUNE – Abstracting Reality’ at FOAM Gallery Amsterdam with guest curator Kathy Ryan, editor of the New York Times Magazine. Wilcox was also part of the BBC’s documentary series – School of Saatchi.

Wilcox’s second major series ‘Walls’ was shown at the Bau-Xi Photo Gallery Toronto, Canada in February 2012.

‘Walls’ explores the complex relationship between interior and exterior space. The conjunction of contemporary society and the artificial landscape summons a disquieting sense of reality, hyper-reality, fantasy and fiction.

Elliot Wilcox Walls

Tim Edwards

A fellow tennis player and professional photographer, Tim generously devotes time and resources to documenting Tennis and Rackets.

Tim’s LinkedIn link

Tim’s Studio


A myriad of sources were used in researching this site; the internet may have democratised access to information, but it can also perpetuate myths and mistakes. Although one might expect to come across the odd mistake in Wikipedia, I little expected to find myself writing to correct Encyclopaedia Britannica!

I’ve tried to weed out all I could, but should you find any errors or inaccuracies, please don’t hesitate to point them out. Also, if you’ve any interesting detail to add, do let me know.

For further reading I recommend – without hesitation – Julian Marshall’s superb The Annals of Tennis. Also Allison Danzig’s The Racquet Game, Noel and Clarke’s A History of Tennis – and anything by Aberdare.

- Roy Raven, 2013

Other sources:

The Story of Tennis
Auth: Lord Aberdare
Stanley Paul, 1959

The Willis Faber Book of Tennis & Rackets
Auth: Lord Aberdare
Stanley Paul & Co, 1980

History of the Royal Game of Tennis
auth: Albert De Luze, translated by Sir Richard Hamilton, Bt
Roundwood Press, 1979

How To Make The Real Tennis Ball from Core to Cover
Auth: Richard Hamilton and Anthony Hobson
Tennis & Rackets Association, 1977

The Bandies of Fortune: Perceptions of Real Tennis from Medieval to Modern Times
By Geoffrey G. Hiller
Ronaldson Publications, 2009

The First & the Foremost: A Gallery of Champions
Auth: Kathryn McNicoll
Ronaldson Publications, 2010

Fred Covey: World Champion of Tennis
Ed. Neil Covey
Ronaldson Publications, 1994

A History of Tennis
Evan Baillie Noel and James Oscar Max Clark
Gerald Duckworth & Co. 1991

The History of Leamington Tennis Court Club 1846-1996
Auth: Charles Wade
Ronaldson Publications, 1996

Royal Tennis in Renaissance Italy
Auth: Cees de Bondt
Brepols, Belgium, 2006

How to Really Play Tennis
Auth: Graham Hyland
Forty Degrees South Pty. Ltd. Australia, 2010

Melbourne to Myopia
Auth: George Edwin Limb
Privately published by the author, Melbourne, 2002

The Racquet Game
Auth: Allison Danzig
Macmillan USA, 1930

Tennis: Origins and Mysteries
Auth: Malcolm Douglas Whitman
Dover Publications Inc. 2004
(a copy of the original 1932 publication, produced by The Derrydale Press, USA)

Hidden Dublin: Deadbeats, Dossers and Decent Skins
Frank Hopkins
The Mercier Press Ltd, 2008

What Great Paintings Say
Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen
Taschen GmbH

“Frankly Annotated First Folio Edition Series” (pub. McFarland)
Ed. Demitra Papadinis identifies Shakespeare’s numerous references to tennis – be prepared for unflinching explorations of Shakespeare’s bawdy conceits!

Raleigh, Sidney, Oxford, and the Catholics, 1579
auth: Dwight Peck (Notes and Queries, volume 23, number 5-6, pp. 427-31 October 1978 Oxford University Press) Link here

The Death of Hyacinthus Class 1222 Essay paper 1, Brian D Gryphon 2012
Brian Gryphon on Tiepolo

Secret Lives of Artists – Who Killed Caravaggio?
A BBC2 production with Andrew Graham-Dixon, – which led me to his excellent book:
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
Penguin, 2011

An External List of works treating tennis: link here



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