First Electric Scoring Board at Wimbledon | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Flashing Scores at Wimbledon – British Invention for Tennis Fans – the First Electronic Scoreboard at Wimbledon

We’ve been reading stories about the history of Wimbledon in The Archive, and have found some terrific newspaper reports.

Here’s an article about the arrival of the electronic scoreboard on Centre Court in 1929, published in the Derby Daily Telegraph.

Derby Daily Telegraph | 21 June 1929

1929 Ladies’ Wimbledon Final Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News | 13 July 1929

Read some of the other historical newspaper stories about Wimbledon that we’ve been posting on the blog.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Friday 21 June 1929

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