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Things Which Helped to Win the Davis Cup

When Australia regained the Davis Cup in 1950, the team played with Australian-made tennis racquets. This program shows how tennis racquets are made and tested.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 43 | Year : 1950 | Total Duration : 3.5 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
The Australian Davis Cup Team walk across Forrest Hills tennis court. CU of tennis racquets being carried by one player. Interior of tennis racquet factory. Manufacturing process of individual racquets is shown including cutting wooden strips for frames, steaming strips to remove stresses in wood, wood moulded into frame, holes bored for strings, hand finished detailing and leather grip applied. Davis Cup member Ken McGregor serves a ball. Davis Cup Team place their hands on winning cup. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 20020 | 3 mins 42 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |