On Monday 19th June we set up the court, in line with Gem and Perera’s 1874 rules, in the garden at Ampton Road, Edgbaston, ready for a promotion event by the wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and LTA. This coincided with the Aegon Classic tournament at Edgbaston Priory.

See what happened when Lucie Safarova met Maud Watson (Izzy Nelson) on the oldest tennis lawn in the world – click here.

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