Events

2013 May 11th   Saturday                                                                                                            Open Day at Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Society, the oldest lawn tennis club in the world. Fun day of tennis for all ages including FREE coaching. Don't worry if you've never played before, come and have a go.  Big first year subscription discounts for anyone joining on the day. For details see: www.ealts.net.

2013 June 8th   Saturday

Open Day at Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Society, the oldest lawn tennis club in the world. Fun day of tennis for all ages including FREE coaching. Don't worry if you've never played before, come and have a go.  Big first year subscription discounts for anyone joining on the day. For details see: www.ealts.net.

2013 July 7th    Sunday 

Open Day at Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Society, the oldest lawn tennis club in the world. Fun day of tennis for all ages including FREE coaching. Don't worry if you've never played before, come and have a go.  Big first year subscription discounts for anyone joining on the day. For details see: www.ealts.net.

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May 13th  2011                                                                                                                                 Harry Gem Tournament, Edgbaston Priory Club. Annual mixed doubles tournament sponsored this year by Irwin Mitchell LLP. Further details click for HarryGemInvite Flyer. To enter click here for HGemBookingForm.

May 27th – 18th September 2011                                                                                          Court on Canvas,  Tennis in Art exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Art, University of Birmingham. The exhibition will feature a wide variety of paintings, drawings, prints and mixed-media works dating from the 1870s through to the 21st century, including the iconic Athena Tennis Girl poster. The main exhibition will be accompanied by A Gem of a Game, a large display of historic tennis equipment, photographs and memorabilia tracing the origins of the game and the importance of Edgbaston as its birthplace. See or www.barber.org.uk for details.

June 13th 2011                                                                                                                                Study Day at the Barber Institute of Fine Art, University of Birmingham. Discover the key themes  of Tennis in Art – from the origins of the game in Edgbaston to the changing role of women on court, as well as the artists who played the game! There will be talks and lectures from Professor Ann Sumner (Barber Director), Professor Kenneth McConkey (University of Northumbria), Tim Wilcox (sporting specialist), Robert Holland (Trustee of Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Society and the Harry Gem Project) and Alex Rotas (Research Fellow, Cardiff University) to name but a few. For fee and booking details see Tennis in Art Study Day leaflet or www.barber.org.uk.

June 28th 2011                                                                                                                               Talk at Birmingham Heritage Forum AGM. Robert Holland (Trustee of Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Society and the Harry Gem Project) will talk about the early history of lawn tennis. Talk to members of the Forum.

June 30th 2011                                                                                                                    Court on Canvas Book Launch. 5:30pm Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham. For details click here.

July 10th 2011                                                                                                                                 Open Day at Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Society, the oldest lawn tennis club in the world. Fun day of tennis activities for all ages and abilities – and free art activities with the Barber Institute of Fine Art. Display of antique tennis dress and equipment from the famous Elks’ collection. For details see: www.barber.org.uk and watch: www.ealts.net.

July 14th 2011                                                                                                                       Gallery Talk at the Barber Institute of Fine Art, University of Birmingham. Sue Elks (Tennis Historian & Trustee of The Harry Gem Project) will talk on Female Fashion in Tennis.

September 1st 2011                                                                                                                       Gallery Talk at the Barber Institute of Fine Art, University of Birmingham. Robert Holland (Trustee of Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Society and The Harry Gem Project) will talk about the early history of lawn Tennis. For more details see: www.barber.org.uk.

November 23rd 2011                                                                                                              Talk to Moose International – Quinton Manor. Robert Holland (Trustee of Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Society and the Harry Gem Project) will talk about the early history of lawn tennis. Talk to members of the Lodge.