Tennis in Victoria
Tennis has long been a favourite Australian pastime, arriving in the 1870s and spreading rapidly. In fact, Victoria hosted the first national tennis championship in 1922.
Take a trip with us as we unearth some images of tennis in Victoria through the years, tracing its development from the backyard courts of rural Victoria to its current home at Melbourne Park.
Read our blog post to discover more about the history of country tennis in Victoria.
About From the Vault
From the Vault is a video series that delves into the surprising, poignant and sometimes funny stories behind the unique archival images held in the State Library Victoria collection.