March 21, 2012

anyone for tennis?

Once upon a time, this was the Alexander Patent Racket Factory (photo). In a line of other Launceston world's firsts, this is the place that produced the world's first laminated tennis rackets. I believe the 1933 Wimbledon champion even used an Alexander racket.

These days, locals know this as the local PCYC, where kids can jump on trampolines, do gymnastics, and the like.


  1. I know - brilliant, huh? The lettering is actually done in gold leaf, so it makes quite a statement.

  2. There must be a tennis court somewhere in this factory !

  3. Apparently they used to have courts behind so clients could test the products, I have a feeling they're still there...