LSE’s sportsground opened in 1921 and among the many sports taking place at the new ground, in Malden, Surrey, was tennis. There was a tennis club and games took between staff and students. These images from the 1920s introduce tennis at LSE.
Tennis club, 1920:
Staff and student tennis, 1926 (William Beveridge (centre) on his left Vera Anstey, behind her Professor Arthur Sargent, to his left Baron Meyendorff):
Tennis party at Malden, 1926 (LSE evening students. Back row: Joseph Frederick Parkinson, Henry Charles Weston Sanders, Alan Russell Smith. Middle row: William Keith Atkins, Reginald Arthur Dunn, Thomas James Griffiths. Front row: David Ralston Gregg, Norman Lovell Smith):
Tennis club at Malden, June 1928 (front row: 4th from left Krishna Menon, to his right Henry Charles Weston Sanders, back row: second from left Alan Russell Smith, second from right Donald George Bridel, second row: kneeling second row extreme right Alan Essex-Crosby:
Contributed by Hayley Reed (LSE History Blog)