Who's For Tennis?

Title:
Who's For Tennis?
NFSA ID:
32985
Year:
1968
Category:
Access fees

This 1968 Australian Diary film asks, 'Is the Australian interest in tennis falling off?'. With audiences at matches decreasing, has Australia's dominance in the sport finally ended?

Special tennis camps for children and young people aim to nurture the talents of future champions. Footage of young girls marching and training in regimented lines at tennis camps is juxtaposed with images of trail-bike riding and rugby union to highlight the competing interests for young people from other sports and activities.

The footage also includes shots of tennis courts for sale or in disrepair but ends by highlighting the social and community aspects of tennis with the hope that the game will still be an important part of Australia's future.

Production company:
Australian Commonwealth Film Unit