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Tennis tournament against Japanese, Qingdao, 1915

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1915

Philip Harding Klimanek and his mixed double tennis partner, Shanghai, ca. 1913

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1913

Tennis Match, Braeside Hong Kong, 1909

The person who made this photo, Willem Kien, was director at the company which Charles worked for, Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). HCHC had offices in Rotterdam, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tientsin (Tianjin). He lived at The Peak. On Gwulo.com, I found the address of Braeside: 20 MacDonnell Road, also at The Peak. For Hong Kong residents, it must have been an excellent place for leisure.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1909

Tennis Court at Barker Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

Victoria Hospital Tennis Party

Places shown in this photo: 

my grandmothers's caption: " Duvall Mayor? Ken Morris, Cullinan - I don't know if there should be a comma after Ken (and that he is my gradfather Ken Staple) or whether, she meant Ken, Morris, Cullinan - again, any information of people to give this context wd be appreciated  -  no idea of date except that if Ken is my grandfather, pre 1931

1915 Hong Kong Cricket Club Tennis Match

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1915

Just over a century ago. Played on 31 May 1915 between H. E. Nisbet (ex-champion) and S. H. Green (Colony's defending champion) at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. Nisbet won 0-6, 9-7, 6-2, 5-7 and 6-4. China Mail 1 June 1915 refers. The papers of the day refer the name of the victor as Nisbet which is different from the spelling in the photograph.

 

Tennis court below Barker Road [c.1923- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1923-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

It's in front of Victoria Flats, and at the top of Chatham Path.

It was built as part of the construction of the Victoria Hospital Maternity Block (today's Victoria Flats). The newspaper report about the construction of the Maternity Block also mentions the construction of the tennis court:

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Tennis team.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949
Places shown in this photo: 

My mother Peggy Bailey, (nee Flynn) is third from the left at the front. What I would like to know Modsey, is where was this taken.

I reckon this was taken in c.1948-9? I think some of the players are from Club Recrio and I know they had links with Macau as well as Hong Kong? Of course Club de Recrio is near Kings Park in Kowloon.

Swimming canal

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1917

This photo I believe was taken close to the others I've posted showing the smimming canal, tennis, etc. The ages and dress of the family is very close as are the thatched huts which leads me to think the pictures were taken close together. My family lived in Kowloon, at Humphreys Road and my grandfather was said to have owned some farm type property where events may have been held. While he did have interests in Malaya, I still think that this group of photos was from somewhere close to where they lived.

Tennis

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

I saw some other photos of tennis courts and was wondering if anyone can identify this location. I'm not possitive that it's Hong Kong, because the family had intersts in Malaya and also moved to Shanghai around 1919. The thatched buildings may give a clue

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