Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society, 14A Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR
Join the Barber Institute of Fine Arts for a fun day of FREE art and tennis activities for all ages and abilities at Britain’s oldest surviving tennis club, the Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society, founded in 1860.
Bring along your tennis memorabilia and have it valued by our tennis experts, have a go at playing tennis with expert coaches and join in with our arts and crafts activities. You’ll be able to create a life size tennis ‘racket face’ portrait, make your own tennis-inspired badge and have your photograph taken as an old-fashioned tennis star. Cream teas will also be available for a small fee.
Drop-in; no need to book.
Family Sunday at the Archery is just one of many events relating to Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art, the first ever exhibition to explore the subject of lawn tennis in art. The exhibition is accompanied by A Gem of a Game: The Roots of Lawn Tennis in the West Midlands, exploring the local origins of tennis and its many connections with Edgbaston, the Birmingham area and from across our region. For a full programme of associated events please visit the Barber’s website.
Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art runs until 18 September 2011 at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. A Gem of a Game: The Roots of Lawn Tennis in the West Midlands runs until 1 September 2011.