Top-flight tennis stars, in a more relaxed mood, were filmed by VISNEWS at the International Tennis Club's reception at Hurlingham June 21 - an annual pre-Wimbledon party.
HURLINGHAM, LONDON, UK (JUNE 21, 1959) (REUTERS)
GV. The Hurlingham grounds.
SV. Miss Pat Stewart (USA) and Miss Christine Truman (GB).
CU. Miss Althea Gibson (USA).
SV. Mrs. Beverely Fleitz (USA).
SV. Miss Jean Arthe and Miss Darlene Hard (USA).
SCU. Alex Olmedo (Peru).
SV. The Italian team.
CU. Pistrangeli (Italy).
SV. People grouped around tents.
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Background: Top-flight tennis stars, in a more relaxed mood, were filmed by VISNEWS at the International Tennis Club's reception at Hurlingham June 21 - an annual pre-Wimbledon party.
Pat Steward from the United States, was there talking to Britain's Christine Truman. Seeded No. 1. 18-year-old Christine is Britain's main hope for Wimbledon honours. It was her first Hurlingham garden party.
Althea Gibson, reigning champion, not defending her titles this year, was with another American player, Mrs. Beverely Baker-Fleitz. More American contenders, Miss Jean Arthe and Miss Darlene Hard. Big names on the male side...No.1.seed, Alex Olmedo (Peru) and the Italian contingent, with their top player, Pietrangeli.
More than 2,000 people were at the exclusive Club to see the line-up of tennis stars who will be battling for titles in this year's Wimbledon beginning June 22.