A sporting adventure
Australian Women's Tennis Team In Colombo
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"They were all fit and well, having had a splendid voyage so far.. supplied with the fullest facilities for various forms of deck sport on board" (Sydney Morning Herald)
In April 1938, the papers reported that the team had landed for a stopover in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pictured are (L-R) Thelma Coyne, Mr W.H. Walker, Nancye Wynne and Nell Hopman being transported to their hotel. In Colombo, the team played exhibition matches for the locals. Thelma played singles against a local girl and then the four played a doubles match. The stopover gave the team a chance to stretch their legs, enjoy a change of scenery and most importantly practice some tennis in preparation for England.