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.
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.
Today – 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