Matrons Howes, Pardoe, Tredy and Simmons at the St Nicholas Home, Pyrford 1930

The Championships began in 1877 and our organisation was established only a few years later in 1881. We found a few photos from the past showing some of the people who have worked with over the years – including the matrons at our St Nicholas Home in Pyrford pictured above – playing the game that we love.

We hope you enjoy these images.

St Nicholas vs Winchester tennis match, 1932

Players and onlookers gather together at a match between the staffs of two of our former children’s homes, St Nicholas and Winchester.

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By Molly Flood - Digital Intern
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