Category Archives: Leamington Club

Gem & Perera’s first game at Ampton Road, Edgbaston

It was in 1859 that lawn tennis pioneer Harry Gem and his friend JBA Perera first experimented with a game recognizably the forerunner of the modern game of lawn tennis and which they called Pelota, in homage to Perera‚Äôs Spanish … Continue reading

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Harry Gem’s Obituary – Dec 1881

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