A kind contribution from New Zealand... referred by Dick Garratt from Maori Sports Awards (Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust) which shows George Nepia and John Hoani MacDonald, two of the finest Maori athletes ever, playing tennis in Sydney, at Rushcutters Bay tennis courts in 1935. (pictures from Sydney Morning Herald)
Nepia and MacDonald were respectively captain and vice-captain of the Maori team then touring to Australia. Upper photography (larger picture here) will give you the impressive list of sporting distinctions gained by these two champions... Interestingly, both were honoured in Rugby Union, Rugby Union and Tennis... Both belong to Maori Sports Hall of Fame.
Are these "bridges" between rugby and tennis common ? Earlier this month, former French international player Jean Gachassin (aka Peter Pan) - 30 caps between 1961 and 1969 - was elected President of Federation Française de Tennis (French Tennis Union).
(picture from Depeche du Midi website - thank you!)