Vladimir Putin

Perry, Fred

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Tennis in the Empire. Amateur tennis players as players who have a good time. Professional tennis players as business men who also have a good time. Working hours for a professional tennis player. Some impressions of the speaker's career as an amateur with many personal anecdotes and details of trips. The speaker's experience of the countries of the Empire. Tennis players as ambassadors, with many personal reminiscences. How tennis has been used to cement friendship between the different parts of the Empire. Some words on cricket. How and why a team of tennis players was sent to Australia, to settle international or, rather, political difficulties. Details of that journey. The speaker's experience of doing something that the Board of Trade couldn't. Trips to New Zealand and South Africa.