Posts tagged: Harry Gem

G is for Harry Gem

A sporting theme for ABC Wednesday this week as I focus on Harry Gem, the man who invented the game of lawn tennis.

Gem was born in the industrial heart of England in Birmingham in 1819. He was educated at King’s College London and from 1841 he practised as a solicitor in his home city, becoming a magistrate’s clerk in 1856. Read more ›››