Category Archives: Dr. A.W. Tomkins

Leamington Spa’s Victorian Legacy

        Click here for Leamington History Group‘s new video about the Spa. This includes the story of lawn tennis in the town, Harry Gem, Perera and the Renshaw twins in particular. See section starting around 3.30. Note … Continue reading

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Dr. Frederic Haynes reminisces about the early days of lawn tennis.

In this newspaper article from 1934 Dr. Frederic H. Haynes reminisces about the early days of lawn tennis. Along with T.H. Gem, J.B.L.A. Perera and Dr. Arthur W. Tomkins, Haynes founded the world’s first lawn tennis club in the grounds … Continue reading

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