LSE’s sportsground opened in 1921/22 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.
The tennis club in 1920:
A staff and student tennis group in 1926. LSE Director William Beveridge is seated in the centre. On his left is Dr Vera Anstey, behind her Professor Arthur Sargent, to his left Baron Meyendorff:
A tennis party at Malden in 1926 sows a group of eight LSE evening students. On the back row is 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.
The tennis club at Malden in June 1928: this photograph features Krishna Menon front row 4th from left, Henry Charles Weston Sanders (front row next right of Krishna Menon) Alan Russell Smith (back row second left), Donald George Bridel (back row second right) and Alan Essex-Crosby (kneeling second row extreme right).