Tennis Anyone?

As one of the top 10 British towns in the US, Mineral Point’s HSB would like to congratulate Andy Murray for winning Wimbledon this morning. Murray is first Brit to win this British classic since 1936, when Fred Perry held the title.

- Photo of the historical marker, courtesy of the Mineral Point Historical Society

– Photo of the historical marker, courtesy of the MP Historical Society

- historical marker photo courtesy of MP Historical Society

– historical marker photo courtesy of MP Historical Society

Back then, the Gundry House and its surrounding property were still in private hands. If you had a hankering to play some lawn tennis back in 1936, you needed an invitation from Will Gundry. As the historical marker with photos and diary excerpts indicates, the dress code for tennis has changed a bit over the years.

photo-235Today – thanks to the Mineral Point Historical Society – the old Gundry lawn tennis court is open to the public. If you drive down Washington Street you’ll see the net all set up. You can either bring your own racquets (low compression balls work best) or you may borrow the badminton racquets and birdies (shuttlecocks) available on the west entrance of the mansion.

Bring some tea and crumpets and make a picnic of it!

– Contributed by the Hays

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4 Responses to Tennis Anyone?

  1. This is so terrific! Thank you for the posting, the pictures, and to the Mineral Point Historical Society for encouraging people to play tennis on the lawn. Such an amazing town. I just have to pinch myself that I am lucky enough to get to live here!

  2. Paul L'Heureux says:

    Great Wimbledon Final! Howsabout I play you & Lisa for money? 1 vs. 2. You choose the court. You choose ball compression. (:

  3. Paul L'Heureux says:

    … yep…this is a “Throw-Down” to provoke a “High Street Beat-Down” I suggest you bring it on!! (and bring your racquets) (:

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